Baby’s Skin Color Is Black When In The Incubator?

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Good afternoon, I’m Julianto from Ngawi, East Java, a few days ago, on April 15, 2018, my wife gave birth to twin girls weighing 1600gr and 1500gr. gestational age 33 weeks after birth, my child had to be treated in the incubator room until now still in the baby weight incubator room. my child who is 1500gr had to take ultra fiolet light therapy yesterday when I saw my child who was in the ultra violet light incubator the color of his skin was blackish the same when he was born can my baby’s skin color return to normal like the babies born thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Jhullek.. Thank you for the question given.

Jaundice in babies can occur at the beginning of birth. The yellow color of the baby's skin occurs due to an increase in bilirubin. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment in the blood and stool of every person. In addition, it can also occur due to lack of breast milk intake, impaired blood cells, impaired liver function, infection, and due to premature birth. One of the treatments for yellow skin is phototherapy. Phototherapy is by placing the baby under a blue spectrum light and can be done within a few days.

One of the effects of phototherapy is that the baby's skin color becomes darker. This is normal so you don't have to worry too much. Children's skin color can return to normal slowly and takes time. You still need to consult a doctor about your child's condition and continue to give breast milk so that it helps the recovery process.

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