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When should I contact my doctor if I think my newborn has jaundice?
See your baby's doctor the same day if your baby:
Make sure your baby is getting enough to eat. The process of removing waste also removes bilirubin in your baby's blood. If you are breastfeeding, you should nurse the baby at least 8 to 12 times a day for the first few days. This will help you make enough milk for the baby and will help keep the baby's bilirubin level down. If you are having trouble breastfeeding, ask your doctor, nurse, or a lactation coach for help.
When should I get emergency medical help if I think my newborn has jaundce?
Get emergency medical help if your baby:
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