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Many newborn babies develop jaundice, a condition in which the skin and whites of the eyes are yellowish in color, within a few days after birth. In fact, about half of all newborns. Jaundice is a common condition in infants, specifically those born prematurely. Babies born before 38 weeks of gestation are especially susceptible to jaundice. But what causes the condition and how is it treated?
Here’s what you need to know about premature infant jaundice, with information that will set your mind at ease as a paren. Why do babies have jaundice? The red blood cells of babies have shorter lives than adult red blood cells; bruising at birth may cause a larger number of red cells to be broken down. All of the bilirubin from these cells needs to be processed by the baby’s liver.
Premature babies do not have fully developed organs. Decisions about supplementation of a jaundiced newborn should be made on a case-by-case basis. Jaundice, a sign of elevated bilirubin levels, occurs in 60% of term and 80% of preterm newborns during the first week of life.
Bilirubin, a product from the normal breakdown of red blood cells, is elevated in newborns for several reason. Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and of the white part of the eyes. It can occur in any newborn baby (neonatal jaundice), but is more common in premature babies as the liver may be less well developed. The liver usually helps to clear the body of a substance called bilirubin which in higher levels turns the skin yellow and can cause problems.
The most common type of jaundice among premature babies is exaggerated, physiologic jaundice. In this condition, the liver can’t rid the body of bilirubin. This substance is produced during the.
Late preterm babies often develop a yellow color to their skin, known as jaundice. This happens because of an increased amount of a protein called bilirubin. This medical condition is called hyperbilirubinemiabecause “hyper” = increased, “bilirubin” = bilirubin, and “emia” About 60% of full-term newborns and 80% of premature babies get jaundice.
The most common symptom is yellowing of your baby’s skin and the whites of his or her eyes. The timing of when your child’s jaundice first starts matters. It can help his. Premature babies. A premature baby is one who is born too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy.
A premature baby is more likely than others to have jaundice because his liver may not be fully developed. Breastfed babies, especially babies who aren’t breastfeeding well. Babies with jaundice have a yellow coloring of the skin and eyes. This happens when there is too much bilirubin in the baby’s blood.
Bilirubin (bill-uh-ROO-bin) is a yellow substance that comes from the normal breakdown of red blood cells. The liver removes bilirubin from the blood and passes it into the bowels so it can leave the body.
List of related literature:
|from The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth|
|from Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology E-Book|
|from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide|
|from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing|
|from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book|
|from Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach E-Book: A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series|
|from Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|from Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book|
|from The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide|
|from Counseling the Nursing Mother|