How is newborn jaundice treated? Mild jaundice will usually resolve on its own as a baby’s liver begins to mature.
Get more details about Neonatal Jaundice Symptoms
Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes — the main symptom of infant jaundice — normally occurs between the second and fourth day after birth.
To search for infant jaundice, press softly on your baby’s forehead or nose. If the skin looks yellow where you squeezed, it’s possible your baby has mild jaundice. If your baby doesn’t have jaundice, the skin color should simply look slightly lighter than its normal color for a moment.
Examine your baby in good lighting conditions, preferably in natural daylight.
When to see a doctor
Most hospitals have a policy of examining babies for jaundice before discharge
- Your baby’s skin becomes more yellow
- The skin on your baby’s abdomen, arms or legs looks yellow
- The whites of your baby’s eyes look yellow
- Your baby seems listless or sick or is difficult to awaken
- Your baby isn’t gaining weight or is feeding poorly
- Your baby makes high-pitched cries
- Your baby develops any other signs or symptoms that concern you
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