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A 38-year-old female asked:

my son is 6 days old and on exclusive formula feeding. every morning at 6am i give him his medication (viropon 50mg oral suspension)when he was burping this morning a distinct yellow substance came out. is this because of the medicine or jaundice?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not jaundice: Jaundice is a distinct yellow coloration of the skin or whites of the eyes. If your son is feeding well and does not have this coloration of his skin or the whites of his eyes, then he does not have jaundice. Many babies spit up white or whitish yellow. This is normal. If they spit up bright yellow or yellow-green many times, it may be time to consult the baby's DR.

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