The Cause Of Babies Aged 40 Days Looks Yellow But Still Suckling Strongly?
my baby is 40 days old and my baby’s eyes are still a little yellow which fades unlike 2 days after birth, parents and family recommend that the baby continue to dry in the morning, because it feels healthy still likes to suckle strongly, and rarely cry but whether the baby can experience disease heart? And what are the characteristics of babies affected by liver disease, thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Yellow condition on the skin, called jaundice, and jaundice occurs because of the condition of hyperbilirubinemia or excessive urine levels in the blood. Normal bilirubin is in a person's body, and the levels can be said to be controlled by the liver. In newborns, the liver cannot work properly, so the level of bilirubin in the blood rises and causes the baby to turn yellow. This is called physiological hyperbilirubinemia and is normal in newborns.
But of course there are conditions where excessive levels of bilirubin are not normal. For example due to conditions:
Low oxygen level
Lack of enzymes
Drug side effects
And also various other causes. In general, to distinguish whether your child is experiencing jaundice or hyperbilirubin that is normal or not, you can judge by seeing if the yellow symptoms occur when the baby is less than 24 hours, followed by symptoms of weakness, lack of active, less crying, less willing to drink, fever yellow lasts for more than 3 weeks. More specifically, you can see the results of the lab, and if you increase to a certain level in a relatively short time, it can be assessed that there are indeed abnormalities.
So in the case of your child, because it means the yellow has lasted for more than 3 weeks, it's a good idea to have your child consulted by a pediatrician for further examination. His pediatrician will later do a history check on you to find out how the path of your child's illness has gone along and how his pregnancy has been, and may have a blood test to find out the level of bilirubin in his body. The handling that will be received later depends on the results of this examination.
In the meantime, it's okay to hang the baby out, but don't hang out too late and too long. Continue to give ASI, keep away from the sick, keep it clean, do not give medicine without the doctor's advice and have it checked out immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.