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What a Newborn Baby Looks Like

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Updated April 09, 2014

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Newborn Baby with Blue Hands
Newborn with Blue Hands

It is normal for a baby to have blue tinged feet and hands at first.

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A newborn baby often has blue hands and feet, known as peripheral cyanosis (acrocyanosis). This blue tinge is the result of decrease blood flow to that area of the body. This is where most babies lose points on the APGAR scoring. Blue hands and feet in a newborn is not a problem.

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