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Why would a newborn child get jaundice?

Why would a newborn child get jaundice?

Transition work: Before birth the mothers body cleans all the babies blood & that stops at birth. The babies liver must gear up to breakdown & recycle proteins from the blood that can produce jaundice.Many issues can cause a backup of work & increase the jaundice. Over time the liver catches up with the work & jaundice fades .If the level gets high various rx are used to help bring it down. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

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


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Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

No: Terminal meconium is just evidence baby went through a period of stress in labor.Whatever caused the stress might account for some of what you describe. The worst outcome from terminal meconium happens if they inhale the poo into their lungs and get pneumonia. ...Read more

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What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

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

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At what temperature does a newborn baby have a "fever"?

At what temperature does a newborn baby have a "fever"?

100.4 F: If a newborn infants under a month of age has a temperature of 100.4 degrees f (or 38.0 degrees c), that is considered a fever. Babies under a month of age with a fever must be seen and evaluated right away. The best way to check for a fever is using a rectal thermometer. Oral, ear, and axillary (under the armpit) thermometers are not as accurate in a newborn baby. ...Read more

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When a newborn baby is born they cry apart from crying in a baby what else can be seen?

When a newborn baby is born they cry apart from crying in a baby what else can be seen?

Apgar scores at 1 &: 5 minutes are calculated by a newborn's appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, & respiration. It's explained on the " my pregnancy today" app from the baby center. http://www.babycenter.com/0_the-apgar-score_3074.bc. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a baby to have jaundice after 24hr of giving birth?

Is it normal for a baby to have jaundice after 24hr of giving birth?

Yes: Babies disposal system was handled by you through the placenta up until the cord was cut. At that point all the mundane issues of metabolism shift to baby. They are transitioning to air-breather blood cells from in the womb cells which requires work that transiently makes them jaundiced. It gradually gets batter as baby catches up with the work.Your doc will know if it is too much. ...Read more

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Will nursoy cause consipation in newborn baby?

Will nursoy cause consipation in newborn baby?

Newborn infants: vary in the type of stools they get with different formulas. Usually Nursoy is not a problem. Not all infants will have a BM daily, and it is common to grunt and strain, but if the stools are hard pellets, then a switch to a different, non soy formula may work. Be sure it is mixed right. Occasionally 5 ml of corn syrup in 1 oz of water may help. If infant has not stooled at all, see doctor. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant mother with jaundice breast feed ?

Can a pregnant mother with jaundice breast feed
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Hepatitis mothers: All infants born to HBV infected mothers should receive
Hep B immunoglobin and first dose of hep B vaccine within 12 hrs of birth, The second dose at 1-2 months and the third dose at 6months.
Breastfeeding is safe for Heb B and Hep C exposed mothers while they need to avoid cracking of the nipple and bleeding.
You can discuss with your ob-gyn.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a child born with infant cataract lead a normal life?

Could a child born with infant cataract lead a normal life?

Yes: It depends on how dense the cataract is and whether it is in one eye or both. Good vision can be achieved in most cases. Most kids with congenital cataracts can lead a normal life even if the vision is not 100% normal. ...Read more

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Could a baby recover shaking baby syndrome?

Could a baby recover shaking baby syndrome?

Usually has: some sequella from mild to severe depending on severity of damage done. ...Read more

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Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Yes.: Infants this young can certainly teeth. However, if they're having a high fever or very irritable or not eating, they should be seen by their regular doctor. At 3 months of age, their immune system is still immature and we wouldn't want to miss an infection that was blamed on teething. ...Read more

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Do jaundice be in breast milk and is it life threatening to a baby my son Jaundice level is 13.7and he is 2 weeks old is that's okay?

Do jaundice be in breast milk and is it life threatening to a baby my son Jaundice level is 13.7and he is 2 weeks old is that's okay?

Normal: don't worry about it that is complete w/i normal limits. aside from that the breastfeeding jaundice is not harmful at all. to distinguish from regular jaundice you could take the baby off the breast milk for a day and it should clear up. once you are sure it is breast milk jaundice you don't need to worry about it anymore. ...Read more

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How concerning is a 15.3 bilirubin level jaundice in a new born?

How concerning is a 15.3 bilirubin level jaundice in a new born?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Bilirubin levels are interpreted in context with other factors such as age, previous therapy, bilirubin level trends, response to therapy and other conditions such as organ disease, immunological issues (ABO incompatability), hemolysis, etc. Please provide more specific information for a more complete answer. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a two month old baby die from meconium aspiration?

Is it possible that a two month old baby die from meconium aspiration?

No: Death form massive meconium aspiration occurs in the first days after birth. If the aspiration was severe enough to kill the child, the baby would have been hospitalized since birth on all types of breathing machines and been extremely sick since day 1. It would not occur in a 2 month old that did not fit this scenario and was home form the hospital and suddenly died or developed pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is a newborn having green stool bad?

Is a newborn having green stool bad?

No: A stools color is generally due to the bile added to the poo as it travels through the digestive process. If it moves through quickly, it is more likely a shade of bilious green, slower a yellow & if it has time for gut bacteria to change it further it will be a brown. Baby poo is expected to range well within this green to brown color palate. ...Read more

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How old is a child usually when he's lost all baby teeth?

How old is a child usually when he's lost all baby teeth?

Varies: Some children begin to lose baby teeth as early as five and others don't start til seven...Usually by middle school (10-12 years) most children have lost all their baby teeth. ...Read more

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How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

CMV: from being asymptomatic to death hearing loss vision loss mental disability seizures lack of coordination are some of the other permanent disabilities ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

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


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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Jaundice = yellowing of skin & eyes due ...Read more