The Cause Of Newborns Is Yellow And Needs Oxygen Therapy?

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I want to ask, my nephew was just born and when she wanted to be born, the mother had a long enough contraction.

1 Answer:

Hello Eka, Thank you for the question.


Has your pediatrician delivered the condition of your niece? Provision of oxygen to newborns can be caused by the condition of babies who lack oxygen due to interference with lung function for example because


transient tachypnea of ​​newborn (TTN), which is a temporary respiratory disorder

hyaline membrane disease (HMD), which is the condition of the disruption of the lungs in infants due to a disruption in the production of substances that maintain the lung sac

Meconium aspiration syndrome, which is a respiratory disorder because the amniotic fluid enters the lungs
acute respiratory failure
congenital heart disease

Yellow babies can be caused by a buildup of bilirubin (a yellow substance) in the blood. Bilirubin is produced from the breakdown of red blood cells, which will then be metabolized by the liver and excreted from the body through urine and feces. When in the womb, the delivery of bilirubin from the baby's body will be carried out by the mother's body. At birth, the baby's liver is not yet optimally developed so that bilirubin cannot be metabolized and the process of releasing bilirubin is disrupted. As a result, bilirubin can accumulate in the blood and cause jaundice, also known as physiological jaundice. However, there are also several other conditions that cause yellow babies such as lack of oxygen, severe infections (sepsis), disorders of the liver and bile, abnormalities in the baby's red blood cells. This condition can be related to labor that occurs too long.


Sorry, I cannot provide further information due to limited information regarding your niece's current condition. Please encourage both parents to ask the pediatrician who treats your nephew to know more clearly about your child's condition. Only a pediatrician who has examined your nephew better understands the condition of your nephew and will determine further treatment.


I hope this helps.

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