What Is Normal Total Baby Bilirubin 1 Month?
At night, I want to ask my child for 27 days, his body is yellow, when the total blood check is bilirubin 6.7 is that normal or does it need further treatment?
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Bilirubin is a pigment / yellow dye that is in the blood, urine and feces of humans, originally from red blood cells that have died and broken. In newborns, the breakdown of blood takes place so much and is still massive, so that a lot of bilirubin is released and is free in its blood. So when checked at the beginning of his birth will usually show a high rate compared to normal adult bilirubin levels.
Normal bilirubin levels should be less than 5 mg / dL. But at birth the levels generally exceed the number, but along with the time the bilirubin watu will go down to normal numbers at least it takes 2-3 weeks. The following high bilirubin levels according to the baby's age:
> 10 mg / dL in infants aged less than 1 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 In your infants who aged 27 days, of course the number 6.7 is a slightly higher number than normal, so it needs to be sought whether the cause of bilirubin is still high in the blood. Generally this will occur in infants who are given inadequate breast milk. Our advice is to immediately consult a pediatrician to be administered according to the underlying cause. Also keep giving exclusive breastfeeding to your baby and do not panic, always monitor the activity of your baby and his response to stimuli. If your baby is yellow with a fever then you should immediately take it to the hospital. So that we can convey, hopefully help.