1 Month Old Baby’s Eyes Are Yellow?
Good afternoon, I have a baby who is about a month old, but his eyes are yellow all the time, for smooth breastfeeding, what do you think…?
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Jaundice in babies can be a physiological condition (still considered normal. The reason is because the liver function is not optimal in processing and removing bilirubin from the body. This condition will generally improve and then disappear by itself when the baby is more than 1 week old.
If your baby's jaundice does not improve within 1 month, even though your baby has been breastfed enough, then this condition needs to be examined directly by a pediatrician. It is feared that your child has certain health problems, for example:
Maternal and child blood group incompatibility Abnormalities of the liver or bile ducts, eg biliary atresia, cystic fibrosis, hepatitis Sepsis (blood infection) Infections, eg rubella, syphilis Genetic disorders (congenital), eg associated with red blood cell disorders, certain enzyme deficiencies Effects side of drugs, etc. If the jaundice your baby is experiencing is pathological, then if it is not treated properly, high levels of bilirubin in the blood can accumulate in the brain and trigger brain damage known as kernicterus. Therefore, don't delay checking your child to the doctor, especially if other complaints are found, such as a weak baby, less active, rarely crying, lazy to breastfeed, fever, and even decreased consciousness. Treatment will be carried out according to the condition that underlies your child's complaint. However, in general, not only a physical examination, the doctor will also recommend that your child undergo a thorough examination, such as laboratory tests, x-rays, and so on.
In the meantime, always breastfeed your baby with exclusive breast milk as needed. At the age of 1 month, babies are generally still feeding every 1 to 2 hours. Avoid giving additional food or drink (unless advised by a doctor). You can also put your baby out in the morning sun (before 10 o'clock) to help with the jaundice.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah