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Help docs! my 5days old baby girl is suffering from jaundice?

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Dr. Aimee Barton
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25 years experience
Jaundice: Is a relatively benign condition in newborns if treated. Keep the baby well hydrated, supplementing breast feeding if your milk is not in. Is the baby under phototherapy? If so, this will help the baby get rid of the bilirubin molecule. Depending on the cause, you should be nearing the end of this journey. Talk with your baby's doctor for more specific information about your baby. Good luck!
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
M.D. visit: The treatment depends on the extent of the jaundice, level of bilirubin and the rate of increase of the level. Keeping the baby well fed and notifying your pediatrician are suggested. If your infant was premature, the jaundice may be related to prematurity.
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Dr. Philip Chang
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Should see her doc: If jaundice is a concern, she should be seeing her physician. Typically jaundice peaks at around the 4th day of life so it should be improving. If it is a concern, she should be seen today by her pediatrician to be checked. Most babies should have already jerk checked 1-2 days after discharge from the hospital already.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

My 5days old baby girl is suffering from jaundice, help?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
May need eval: About half of infants will be visibly jaundiced by 5 days of age & some of those will need hospital based treatment, most will not.I would contact your babies doc & discuss the finding with his/her staff.A blood test may be needed to assess the degree of jaundice. Call now.
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