Causes And Overcoming Yellow In Infants Aged 9 Days?

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Night. I want to ask, when my baby was 9 days old, my child was in blue light because it was yellow, shined for 4 days. The number of bilirubine in the first time treated was 14 and when it was discharged from the hospital bilirubine numbered 9.15. Now my baby is 1 month and 9 days old, but until now it is still yellow in the chest and face, the doctor recommends to dry in the morning for 15-30 minutes. how long does my baby recover to be correct “not yellow again? What should I do because my city is always cloudy in the morning? Then is there a way for my baby to fully drink ASI without the help of milk? Because the yellow in my baby is caused because lacked breast milk and during treatment more use of milk, before the production of breast milk was only a little, but now the volume is increasing but not too much after consuming breastfeeding milk, vitamin enhancing milk, and eating food enhancing milk … thanks in advance

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Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Yellow baby condition is also called jaundice / hyperbilirubinemia. Jaundice occurs when there is an increased level of bilirubin (a yellow substance that appears when red blood cells are broken down) in the body. Jaundice can be called normal or not, with the normal one called physiological jaundice and the abnormal one called non-physiological jaundice.

Physiological jaundice because it is a normal condition, does not need to worry and does not need special treatment because it can heal by itself. The sign that the condition is not normal is jaundice appears in the first 24 hours of life, the baby shows signs of illness, such as vomiting, looks weak, lazy to drink and so on, and lasts more than 2 weeks.

Non-physiological jaundice has a variety of causes, including:

Contusion at birth and bleeding under the scalp due to difficult labor Problems with the liver and bile Infections at birth Low oxygen level Lack of enzymes Genetic disorders

In addition, there are two other conditions called breeding feed jaundice and breast jilundice. The difference is in breastfeeding jaundice, jaundice occurs because the baby is lacking breast milk intake, while in breast milk jaundice, jaundice occurs precisely because of the content in the milk itself. The way to tell the difference is of course the baby's response. If within 24 hours after breastfeeding is stopped, the yellow color does not decrease, then he may not be affected by jaundice.

Regarding your question, it is true that there are some experts who advise drying the baby for a few minutes in the nude to help break down bilirubin. And it doesn't matter even if it's cloudy because the sun can still pass through. Even though it might not be as much as when it is blazing, it is better to keep it in the sun when it's cloudy. What is clear, you must stay there and never leave your baby even for a while. But we can't be sure how long the recovery time will take until your baby isn't completely yellow. Because there can be other medical conditions such as genetic disorders that cause even drying and phototherapy alone is not enough and must be done a method called exchange transfusion.

Then if your baby's condition has improved, of course you can give more milk without giving milk. In this regard, even many experts say that because of the importance of breast milk, breastmilk jaundice is not the reason for stopping breast milk from the start. Therefore, for this to be clear you should communicate again with your pediatrician. Return to the time of control, and ask everything you want to ask directly, including what are the conditions that occur during the home. Ask what the treatment target is and what the plans are if the treatment is unsuccessful. If your child shows signs of illness such as fever, weakness, getting yellow, etc., there is no need to wait for the control to return to his child's doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.

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