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How common is neonatal jaundice?

How common is neonatal jaundice?

Very: Most term normal newborns become jaundiced peaking around the 3rd to 5th day of life. Their livers being a bit immature have trouble breaking down bilirrubin, the substance that make you jaundiced. This type of jaundice resolves in the first 2 weeks. If you are nursing your baby, the yellow pigment may linger a bit. Babies that are premature or have medical problems, may have more serious jaundice. ...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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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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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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Hepatitis c mother can feed to baby ?

Hepatitis c mother  can feed to baby  ?

Bottle feeding: It is not recommended that a mother with hep c breast feed their child or that you pump and given the milk. Hep c can be spread through the breast milk. Since hep c is a blood borne illness, no contact with body fluids is recommended. ...Read more

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How concerning is bilirubin in infants?

How concerning is bilirubin in infants?

Bilirubin: Mild jaundice in newborns is harmless. However, if the level gets too high, it can cause brain damage. That's why you want to make sure to have it ministered by your doctor. ...Read more

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How is jaundice hepatitis passed on to others?

How is jaundice  hepatitis passed on to others?

Lots of ways: Hepatitis a is usually spread by eating contaminated food; hepatitis b & c are usually spread via blood transfusion, needle sharing, tattooing, or unprotected sex. But it is important to remember that any of the hepatitis types can probably be spread by any of the above methods. ...Read more

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What causes newborn to be jittery?

What causes newborn to be jittery?

JITTERINESS;: Newborn are normally jittery for sometime, refluxes are brisk, jark with sound, light, simple movement like taping the bed, etc. This is due to immaturity of nervous system, incomplete myelinization of axons, immaturity of neurotransmitters in brain, etc. Other causes: birth asphyxia (less oxygen), insult/injury to brain, poor feeding with low blood glucose, low calcium, maternal drugs, etc. ...Read more

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What causes fussiness in newborns?

What causes fussiness in newborns?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for a fussy newborn. Colic starts about a month of age, esophageal reflux can cause this, sometimes they are just fussy. However, there can be some very concerning reasons such as an infection. It is best to see your doctor about this.. ...Read more

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How does nursing differ in neonatal, newborn, and postnatal care?

How does nursing differ in neonatal, newborn, and postnatal care?

Breastfeeding : Nursing immediately after birth, baby receives colostrum rich in protein & antibodies. At this stage, baby is just learning to suck the correct way. After 3 days, transitional milk flows - rich in fat & lactose.After 7 days, mature milk comes in - largely water but also includes carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Baby sucks better, regains birth weight and continues further weight gain. ...Read more

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What causes newborns to be born with parasites in their brain?

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Toxoplasmosis: Fetal infection follows when pregnant mother experiences primary infection during her pregnancy. The risk of fetal infection increases steeply with advancing gestational age at the time of maternal infection. Pregnant women should not dispose cat's litter box. ...Read more

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How to prevent newborn from vomiting/spittin up?

How to prevent newborn from vomiting/spittin up?

Vomiting: Spitting up a little bit with burping is normal, but vomiting of entire feeding or projectile vomiting is not & requires immediate medical attention by the pediatrician or ER. Always burp the baby several times during feeding, hold the baby up for few minutes & gently tap or rub his back until he burps, avoid over feeding & don't feed too soon or every time the baby cries. Good luc ...Read more

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Can rds be fatal to a newborn?

Yes, not most: Respiratory distress syndrome (rds), or hyaline membrane disease, predominantly a disease of prematurely born infants, can be fatal. However, the mortality rates associated with this condition have declined over the years and in 2007 about 735 children died in the us from rds or 17 deaths/100, 000 live births. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis cause jaundice?

How is hepatitis cause jaundice?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Jaundice results from ^ bilirubin in blood. See: http://hepatitis.about.com/od/symptoms/a/jaundice.htm ...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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For what reason mothers prefer yellow dress when they bring newborn for jaundice check?

For what reason mothers prefer yellow dress when they bring newborn for jaundice check?

Do not know: It is amusing that people will dress their babies in yellow when they have jaundice. I do not believe it is done on purpose. I often tell parents not to dress their babies in yellow or use yellow blankets in those first few days. ...Read more

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When should babies born to mothers with hepatitis C be tested for hepatitis c?

When should babies born to mothers with hepatitis C be tested for hepatitis c?

Depends on test: Roughly 5% of infants born to hep c mothers will acquire the infection. The mothers IgG antibody to hep c that would indicate prior infection will persist up to 18 months in baby so a + test would not be specific for baby prior to 18 mo. There is a specific test for hep c RNA that can be preformed at 1-2 mo. That would be specific for the baby.See red book, 28ed 2009.P358-360. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Yes & No: 1. Verify that the mother has mononucleosis or a mono-like illness; there are several viruses that cause mono or mono-like illness; 2. Ebstein barr virus is present in breast milk; studies show very little transmission mother to infant in that manner; there is some evidence mother to fetus transmission during pregnancy; CMV however is very transmissible; 3. Largest risk factor is saliva transmiss. ...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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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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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more