Newborn Nutrition

What is Bilirubin? | What is Phototherapy?

What is bilirubin and why does your infant look jaundiced?  One way to monitor jaundice is by checking bilirubin levels.  Bilirubin is the by-product of red blood cell breakdown.  When babies are first born the jaudice level or bilirubin level does increase most of the time.  As long as bilirubin is at a “safe” level […]

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Jaundice | Newborn Babies

So what is jaundice anyways and how will it affect your newborn?  Jaundice is a yellow undertone to the whites of the eyes and the skin. All of us break down red blood cells all day long. It’s the liver’s job to take that broken down red blood cell and process it for elimination. Jaundice […]

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