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●Untreated jaundice can cause brain damage. ●Newborns should be checked for jaundice before leaving the hospital and again within 48 hours after hospital discharge. ●Jaundice is the number one reason babies are readmitted to the hospital. ●1 in 10 babies has jaundice that may require treatment. Any baby can get jaundice. Severe jaundice that is not treated can cause brain damage.
Your baby should be checked for jaundice in the hospital and again within 48 hours after leaving the hospital. Ask your doctor or nurse about a jaundice bilirubin test. Doctors can tell if a baby has jaundice based on a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. All newborns are checked for jaundice before leaving the hospital or birth center.
Babies with jaundice will get a blood test to check bilirubin levels. Sometimes, a light machine that measures bilirubin in. Babies at highest risk for developing newborn jaundice are: premature babies (babies born before 37 weeks’ gestation) babies who aren’t getting enough breast milk or formula, either because they’re having a hard time feeding or because babies whose blood type isn’t compatible with the.
Jaundice is the yellow discoloration of skin or the whites of the eyes due to an increase in the bile pigment bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is the yellow byproduct from the breakdown and excretion of red blood cells from the body. There are two jaundice forms: physiologic and cholestatic. Jaundice is a common condition affecting around 60 per cent of newborn babies in the first week of life. For the vast majority it is not an issue and will go without any treatment.
Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, whites of the eyes and mucous membranes turn yellow because of a high level of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment. Jaundice has many causes, including hepatitis, gallstones and tumors. In adults, jaundice usually doesn’t need to be treated. Jaundice is caused by a buildup of bilirubin, a waste material, in the blood.
An inflamed liver or obstructed bile duct can lead to jaundice, as well as other underlying conditions. Symptoms. Jaundice is due to an elevated level of yellowish pigment in the blood called bilirubin that forms when the baby’s body breaks down red blood cells. Bilirubin is carried through blood to the liver, where it’s tagged to a chemical and excreted into bile, the green pigment made by the liver, and then moves out of the body as waste.
Breastfeeding — Jaundice can be seen in breastfed babies for two key reasons: ● Some babies do not get enough breast milk because they have difficulty feeding or the mother is not producing enough breast milk. If this happens, the baby may lose a large amount of.
List of related literature:
|from Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition|
|from Nelson Pediatric Symptom-Based Diagnosis E-Book|
|from Maternal-Child Nursing E-Book|
|from Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|from Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book|
|from Pediatric Nursing: A Case-Based Approach|
|from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book|
|from Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing E-Book|
|from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book|
|from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing|