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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

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Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chuanswered
General Practice 46 years experience
Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed.

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Last updated Feb 11, 2017

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