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How common is neonatal jaundice?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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