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In a neonate or young infant a severe infection may cause hypothermia.
An example might be an exceptionally severely disabled neonate who would derive no benefit from her continued existence.
Respirations are best assessed by watching the rise and fall of the neonate's abdomen since infants are diaphragmatic breathers.
A slight cyanosis, or blueness, of the hands and feet of the neonate is considered normal.
Developmentally, the baby is considered a neonate for the first 28 days of life.