Eyes And Face Appear Yellow And Diarrhea In Infants Aged 2 Days?
why yes my baby has yellow face, yellow eyes, diarrhea .. 2 days old .. I’m afraid why?
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Neonatal jaundice is a clinical condition in newborns characterized by yellow staining of the skin and eye sclera due to excessive accumulation of bilirubin. Yellow in newborns can describe a condition that is normal or abnormal. Normal jaundice has the following characteristics:
1. Appears after 24 hours
2. Lasts for approximately 7 days (in term infants) to 14 days (in premature infants)
3. The increase mainly consists of indirect bilirubin
4. The highest levels of total bilirubin are less than 15 mg / dL and direct bilirubin <2 mg / dL
5. Not found other physical abnormalities
In babies who are breastfed there are two forms of jaundice. The first is generally because milk production has not been much in the first few days so that dehydration can occur. In babies with this condition the frequency of breastfeeding must be increased to more than 10 times per day. The second is due to substances in breast milk that can inhibit the metabolism of bilirubin.
At this time you should consult with your pediatrician to assess whether there is an abnormal jaundice. If it does not lead to abnormal conditions, it is generally sufficient to advise the child's fluid needs and monitor the child's growth. If the increase in bilirubin is high then phototherapy is needed for a certain period of time.
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