The Baby Is 1 Month Yellow, But Has Gained Weight And Is Active?

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Hello doctor. My child is 1 month old but the eyes and skin are still yellow. Never when the child arrived was 3 weeks old, phototherapy in the hospital for 24 hours because bilirubin reached 15 mg, after 3hr at home how come it was still yellow and when the doctor control said “it’s OK”. . But until now the age of the child is 1 month why hasn’t it recovered huh? The milk is also smooth. . What action should I take ?? And if it’s still yellow, can’t I immunize? That’s all thanks

1 Answer:

Hello LenyQue,


Yellow babies can be characterized by yellow skin and eyes, pale stools, and thick urine. Yellow babies can be caused by high blood levels of ilitubin and improve within a few days. But sometimes yellow babies can also be caused due to several other conditions such as sepsis, infection, liver disorders, sepsis, enzyme disorders, abnormal red blood cells, rhesus of the mother and baby are not suitable, and digestive disorders.


To ensure the condition of your baby can not only be seen only by the yellow, but doctors need to do further tests if necessary with a repeat blood test. Therefore, if it's been 1 month you still feel the baby looks yellow, you should bring your child back to the pediatrician control so that further tests can be done to ascertain your child's condition and if necessary the doctor can provide treatment or action.


You can also discuss with your pediatrician about your child's immunizations. Immunization needs to be delayed or not depends on the results of your child's examination. While waiting for control, you should continue to give milk to your baby and pay attention to changes in skin color or your child's eyeballs, as well as how the stool and urine are.


Hope it helps you,


Thank you

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