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A Jaundice Baby
Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more
Neonatal Jaundice: Up to 60-65% newborns get mild jaundice, called 'physiological jaundice"; starts on day-3, resolves by 7-10 days, as long as the baby is feeding & pooping well. Many other causes- e.g. Poor feeding, blood group incompetibilities, perinatal infections, hepatitis etc. Breast milk jaundice: after 2nd week bc of a hormone in mother milk. Treatment: stop breastfeeding for 24-48 hours & restart. ...Read more
What to do if i suffer from anxiety, so i'm always thinking. But can having jaundice as a baby, cause health problems in the future?
It sounds like you: Have 2 questions. 1 what to do about your anxiety ; 2 can jaundice as a baby cause problems in the future. For anxiety seek help from a psychologist. As far as i know, most infants that have jaundice recover fully with no future health problems, but ask your pediatrician. Books like dr. Spock's book on parenting ; what to expect when you have a child, may help ally your anxiety, too. ...Read more
Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more
If my wife eat oat bran, will it help increase the milk level? Yes, my dr aware of jaundice and our baby is under photo therapy
My friend is 7month pregnant & takes iron supplements. She is worried if she has too much iron now, it may cause jaundice in her baby when born?
My 8 yr old had jaundice as a baby.His eyes are yellow and he wheezes.Should i be concerned about his eyes?
Yes: Jaundice as a baby is unlikely to have anything to do with his "yellow eyes" today. He needs to be seen by his physician & evaluated for several illnesses that can produce this finding.It could be as minimal as a hereditary defect in transfer of bilirubin metabolites through the liver or a sign of liver disease. I can't put the wheezing together with the jaundice but both should be assessed. ...Read more
10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?
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