Medical Action For Decreased Bilirubin.?
my son’s bilirubin is 14.92 after 3 days I was drying and giving breast milk which is further down to 14.11 does there still need medical treatment, thank you
Hello Ms. Wetha,
Normal bilirubin levels in infants change according to their age, the following is the stated high bilirubin level in infants:
> 10 mg / dl in infants less than one day> 15 mg / dl in infants aged 1-2 days> 18 mg / dl in infants aged 2-3 days> 20 mg / dl in infants aged more than 3 days
Usually the baby's high bilirubin levels will cause the baby to look yellow. This is mostly nothing to worry about, but can also be caused by dangerous conditions. Some causes of yellow babies include immature liver (usually in premature babies), breastfeeding jaundice in breastfed infants, ABO incompatibility, channels in the liver that are formed imperfectly, bleeding or rhesus mismatch.
At this time, it is important to clarify the age of your child first, and it is certain that the doctor states that there is no cause of a dangerous yellow baby in your child. If your child is 7 days or older and the bilirubin is below 20 mg / dl and in the process of decreasing it is usually not necessary special treatment. It is enough to give ASI with a more frequent frequency, and stay in the sun according to the doctor's advice. Don't forget to control if your child's doctor requests it. Also monitor the color of the bowel, the symptoms that accompany it, and whether the yellow is expanding or not.
If your child looks increasingly yellow (for example, extends to the hands and feet), looks weak, does not want to breastfeed, fussy, vomiting, anxiety or appear to be in pain immediately take it to the pediatrician.