Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice) Center

Jaundice in newborns and babies usually occurs because of a normal increase in red blood cell breakdown and the fact that their immature livers are not efficient at removing bilirubin from the bloodstream.

Symptoms of jaundice are fever, poor feeding, and looking ill. Newborn jaundice is very common and is caused because the newborns liver isn’t mature enough to remove bilirubin from the blood.

Treatment of jaundice in newborns include phototherapy, tanning booths, and other treatments.

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