Newborn Jaundice (cont.)
Newborn Jaundice Prevention
In most cases, jaundice is not preventable.
The best way to avoid jaundice is to make sure your baby is getting enough fluids.
If you are breastfeeding your child and have any questions or concerns, speak to a lactation consultant. Many hospitals provide this service.
If you have not received formal training in infant or child CPR and you have children at home, contact your local American Heart Association chapter to enroll in a class as soon as possible.
Newborn Jaundice Prognosis
The majority of children with jaundice will recover fully and without permanent adverse effects.
- Sometimes, a baby will need light treatment in a hospital to lower bilirubin levels
- Only a very few infants will require exchange transfusion.
Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics, Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia. Management of hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn infant 35 or more weeks of gestation. Pediatrics. 2004;114 :297– 316.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/18/2016
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