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What is jaundice in newborns?
Jaundice is a condition that makes a newborn’s skin and the white part of the eyes look yellow. It happens because there is too much bilirubin in the baby’s blood (hyperbilirubinemia). Bilirubin is a substance that is made when the body breaks down old red blood cells.
Jaundice usually is not a problem. But in rare cases, too much bilirubin in the blood can cause brain damage (kernicterus). This can lead to hearing loss, mental retardation, and behavior problems.
In healthy babies, some jaundice almost always appears by 2 to 4 days of age. It usually gets better or goes away on its own within a week or two without causing problems.
In breast-fed babies, mild jaundice sometimes lasts until 10 to 14 days after birth. In some breast-fed babies, it goes away and then comes back. Jaundice may last throughout breast-feeding. This isn't usually a problem as long as the baby gets enough milk by being fed at regular times.
Your doctor probably will ask you to keep checking your baby at home to make sure the jaundice is going away. Your baby will need a follow-up exam within the first 5 days after birth. Call your doctor if the yellow color gets brighter after your baby is 3 days old.
What causes jaundice in newborns?
Jaundice occurs because your baby’s body has more bilirubin than it can get rid of. Bilirubin is made when the body breaks down old red blood cells. It leaves the body through urine and stool. During pregnancy, your body removes bilirubin from your baby through the placenta. After birth, your baby’s body must get rid of the bilirubin on its own.
Breast-fed newborns can become dehydrated easily if feedings are spaced too far apart. This lack of enough milk in the body makes it harder for your baby to get rid of wastes such as bilirubin. Also, some of the things that make up breast milk can change the way the body removes bilirubin.
In rare cases, too much bilirubin may be caused by infections, a problem with the baby’s digestive system, or a problem with the mom’s and baby’s blood types (Rh incompatibility). Your baby may have one of these problems if jaundice appears less than a day after birth.
What are the symptoms?
Jaundice can make your baby’s skin and the white part of the baby’s eyes look yellow. You may see the yellow color between 1 and 4 days after birth. It shows up first in the baby’s face and chest. Babies who have bilirubin levels that are too high may have a high-pitched cry. They also may be sluggish and cranky.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
ANISHALI JUMPSUIT - STRIPED TURTLEDOVE
Strapped jumpsuit in striped crepe cotton, with lurex thread
Material : 100% cotton
CANDY ROMPER SUIT - TURTLEDOVE
Romper in embroidered cotton voile, with lace lining, and back opening
I've said it before but I'll say it again... we've got some A-mazingly generous friends with exquisite taste! Our friend Edna sent over this amazing little boho chic jumpsuit from Bonpoint... and Addie got us this little romper which is straight out of the closet of a French chateau. We are obsessed with Bonpoint, it's the cutest baby line from France (www.bonpoint-boutique.com)! Thanks friends!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Two weeks before I gave birth to June I went nursing bra shopping because it was time to put together the "hospital suitcase" and nursing bras were on the list. As I browsed the boutique at the Pump Station I steered clear of the sports bra looking bras and went straight for the underwire. I explained to the sales woman that I'm the maniac that wore an underwire bra throughout my entire pregnancy (I live support! it makes your waist look smaller). But she wouldn't hear of it. She said that she could only recommend the sports bra types that come in S, M and L because I would have no idea what my bra size would be until after June was born. Okay. I trust them, so off I went with an L black one and an L nude one. I realized recently that I was in dire need of some structure, the milk's been in for awhile, so I headed back this time determined to get me an underwire! First of all, I was shocked by the prices of an underwire nursing bra but whatever, it's worth it. After the lovely sales woman measured me she sent me into a dressing room with a bra which was easily too small. She said "no problem let me get you the next size up"... "here you go, here's a 34G"... WHA WHA WHA WHAT?! 34G?! I quickly checked the tag inside. yup. When I called my Mom in tears, her consolation was "people PAY to have boobs that big! no reason to cry". I think she was crying too (tears of laughter!) I guess I've officially graduated from boobs to JUGS. I wonder if my daughter will ever appreciate that I walked around with these ridiculous melons coming out of my chest for her! Somehow I doubt it...
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Thanks to New Parent Magazine online for featuring us as one of their "great Mommy blogs around the web"... we are so flattered! (click on the title of this blog to go straight to it and to see the other great blogs they picked)
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