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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

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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Do babies get ivh from vaginal birth?

Do babies get ivh from vaginal birth?

IVH...: ...Is usually a problem in severe preemies, and is common in c-section preemies as well. ...Read more

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Do babies get sepsis?

Do babies get sepsis?

They can: Mothers transfer antibodies through the placenta.This gives babies transient protection for many minor illnesses.However, babies remain vulnerable to variety of bacteria. These can enter the birth canal & the bag of waters when it opens.If these germs enter babies nasal passages or lungs during labor or delivery, they can later enter the blood & cause sepsis. ...Read more

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Can babies get mononuclosis?

Can babies get mononuclosis?

Yes: It is transmitted the same way it is for older kids and adults.It is often very mild in infancy and early childhood and may not draw enough attention to get them into a docs office for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can babies get rashes after their fever?

Can babies get rashes after their fever?

Yes eg fifth dis: Certain viruses are associated with fv and mouth diseasefooter and rashes eg fifth disease , hand. ...Read more

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Can babies get hiv?

Can babies get hiv?

HIV in the world: Yes, of course, as I am sure you have already been taught. But, this tragic possibility is nearly zero risk in the whole world. Even in far flung villages health care workers and pregnant women and mothers are able to prevent HIV transmission to babies. Hiv prevention works; HIV prevention in the delivery suite and post birth works. And, very few babies are getting HIV any more. ...Read more

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When do newborn's eyes get their permanent color?

When do newborn's eyes get their permanent color?

Eye color: Usually by the age of one the permanent pattern is established. ...Read more

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Why do preemies get infant hypocalcemia?

Why do preemies get infant hypocalcemia?

Mom and infant : Babies get calcium from mom. Babies born at less than 32 wks gestation abruptly end their "supply" of calcium and it drops after they are born. Up to 70% of these bebies have this problem. Other causes are babies who have low apgar scores and have a low oxygen supply, preemies born to diabetic moms as they have a higher calcuim requirement, also moms with hyperparathyroidism and some seizure meds. ...Read more

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Can i give gripe water to jaundice newborn?

Can i give gripe water to jaundice newborn?

Not good idea: I am assuming your infant is a little fussy and has jaundice and is less than 10 days old. I looked up gripe water and do not believe that there is any evidence in medicine that it is effective& safe. Look up this site: http://www.Ehow.Com/info_8291553_problems-gripe-water.Html if your infant is too fussy-then your infant may need to be evaluated by a pediatrician who is also managing the jaundic. ...Read more

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Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can babies get sunburned?

Can babies get sunburned?

Yes: Baby's skin very sensitive to sun. avoid direct sun ray to the babies ...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 babies get concussions?

Can babies get concussions?

Yes.: Babies can get traumatic head injuries just like everyone else. But because babies heads are relatively large and their necks relatively weak, they can get much more severe brain injuries than older children and adults -- for example, shaken impact syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes babies to get nappy rash when teething?

What causes babies to get nappy rash when teething?

Not related: Nappy (diaper) rash and teething are two unrelated events that sometimes just happen to occur at the same time. Babies get nappy rash when their tender skin is in contact with a soiled diaper for too long a time. This can occur whether or not they are teething. One does not cause the other. ...Read more

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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

Excrete via urine: Jaundice is a result of accumulation of bilirubin, end product of destroyed red cells. The bilirubins deposited under skin undergoes change in physical character when exposed to special light, i.e. To become water soluble. This change allows excess bilirubins deposited under skin to be excreted through urine. ...Read more

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Can babies get carsick?

Can babies get carsick?

Seldom happens: Children less than two years old are typically resistant to motion sickness. ...Read more

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What age do babies generally get vaccinated?

What age do babies generally get vaccinated?

Variable: The timing is adjusted for the point when the vaccine can do some good and modified for the need for booster effect.The Hepatitis B Vaccine can be started at birth, the common vaccines at 6-8 wks and MMR and varicella at 1 yr. Boosters are timed to maintain and boost earlier benefits. ...Read more

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When should we do phototherapy in neonatal jaundice.

When should we do phototherapy in neonatal jaundice.

Doctor's call: Jaundice phototherapy management is a doctor's decision which follows by the AAP guidelines and VK Bhutani's curve. It depends on the infant's assessment: his clinical status, underlying conditions (e.g. sepsis), inherited diseases (e.g. G6PD), gestational age (lower treatment threshold for the more premature), hours or days of infant's life, bilirubin fractions, albumin level, blood type, DAT. ...Read more

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What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

First dose: at two months of age. Then repeat at 4 months. Depending on which vaccine is used, may need third dose at 6 months. It is an oral vaccine. ...Read more

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Can babies die after getting their vaccines?

Can babies die after getting their vaccines?

Interesting question: The number of deaths among unimmunized infants from pertussis has climbed from zero in the 1990's, to more than 30 last year.The deaths from millions of doses of the vaccine in the same period= zero.The pattern is similar for other vaccines, with less fatalities from those diseases. The risk benefit ratio shows vaccines to be the better choice, however, you will never convince some of that fact. ...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