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A 26-year-old female asked:

My son has mild jaundice, now 2 weeks his age and still didn't go. weight still same as 2.7 kg. wet diapers 4 per day. stool irregular. exc breast milk?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably OK: Probably a normal situation as breast fed babise are often a bit jaundiced with no probelms. Best to check with your pediatrician however.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
May be an issue: If the kid is breast fed & back to his birth weight at 2 wks with a little jaundice he may be normal. Stools if bf can be a smear every feeding or once a week. Wetting 4 times a day is my minimum at that age. The jaundice should be gone by 3 wks or he deserves testing. He should start to gain weight at about an ounce a day now or he may need a supplement.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Weight check: Babies typically can lose up to 10 % of their birth weight during the first week of life. They then should gain wt daily. Your pediatrician can follow up with a weight check appointment in a few days to recheck his wt. Breast milk is the best formula for your son. Stools are typically yellow, mustard and seedy while breast feeding. Sometimes supplementing with a commercial formula is recommended

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