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My newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice. How is this treated?

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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In brief: Bilirubin

This is very common to have physiologic jaundice from days 4-6 of life.
The liver is immature to break down the bilirubin, which can lead to some elevated numbers which causes the jaundice. There are other risk factors that can cause jaundice as well, like a cross reactivity bt babies and your blood type, prematurity,etc. Usually time will improve it, but sometimes the baby will need phototherapy

In brief: Bilirubin

This is very common to have physiologic jaundice from days 4-6 of life.
The liver is immature to break down the bilirubin, which can lead to some elevated numbers which causes the jaundice. There are other risk factors that can cause jaundice as well, like a cross reactivity bt babies and your blood type, prematurity,etc. Usually time will improve it, but sometimes the baby will need phototherapy
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