Early-onset GBS infection (0-6 days of life)

In the UK, up to two-thirds of GBS disease is early onset (showing within the first 6 days of life). Early-onset GBS infection usually presents as sepsis with pneumonia. These “early-onset” infections are usually apparent at or soon after birth, with the typical signs including: Grunting, noisy breathing, moaning, seems to be working hard to breathe when you look at the chest or tummy, or not breathing at all. Be very sleepy and/or unresponsive Inconsolable crying Be unusually floppy Not feeding well or not keeping milk down Have a high or low temperature (if parents have a thermometer), and/or be hot or cold to the touch Have changes in their skin colour (including blotchy skin) Have an abnormally fast or slow heart [...]