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New born baby has Jaundice. Advice? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:hello doctor, my baby was born on 15-03-13 and now has been detected with joidice
Doctor:Good Morning
Doctor:Congratulations and sorry to hear that
User:i had consulted child specialist in this regard
Doctor:It is normal for new born babies to have jaundice
User:and he has suggested that nothing to worry
User:and baby would recover slowly
Doctor:That is right
User:as per report, the rating is 15.3
User:sorry 15.7
User:it is bilirubin total serum counting in mgm/dl
User:direct serum is .4 & indirect serum is 15.3
Doctor:Nothing to worry
Doctor:It will come down
Doctor:Is the baby at home now?
User:also the baby has yellow face & eyes
User:what worries me most is the yellow colour of his potty
Doctor:Please relax
User:with liquid material coming alongwith
Doctor:It will all clear in a week's time
Doctor:Please expose the baby for half an hour to sunlight every day
Doctor:May be at around 4 pm
User:thats what we have been doing in morning hours
Doctor:Continue it for one more week
User:i m also thinking of doing joindice test today again
User:to check the status
Doctor:Go ahead with it
User:any other precautions to take
User:because i have been operated for delivery of my baby
Doctor:You are already taking the right measures
User:and i m still on medicines
Doctor:Nothing additional is required
User:can u plz suggest me any sympomts that would help me identify the need for taking my baby to doctor
Doctor:If your baby vomits continuously
Doctor:IF your baby cries excessively
Doctor:If it is not feeding on your milk well
Doctor:If you feel a decrease in the baby's activity
Doctor:If the stools become more watery
Doctor:or if it turns deep yello
Doctor:If the baby's stomach is bloated up
Doctor:If he does not pass motions for more than 48 hrs
Doctor:All these would be signs
User:one more thing
User:normally what would be considered as sleeping time for the baby
Doctor:18 hrs
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes doc
User:well i have started observing my baby from last night onwards
User:and found that he goes for potty immediately after the feeds
Doctor:It is normal
User:also does the maximum movement just before crying or at time of crying
User:the baby also goes to sleep immediately after the feed
Doctor:All these are normal
User:does the wieght of baby reduces after birth???
Doctor:Yes, it does initially
User:by what ratio approximately
Doctor:It reduces by 10% by day 2 to 3 and then increases gradually
User:my baby was 3.0 kg at time of birth & wighed 2.6 kg on 21-03-13.
Doctor:It is slightly lower than normal
User:so when does it start increasing
Doctor:It should increase as the baby reaches one month
User:and what is to be done to improve
User:so it would be approximately constant till 1 month...
Doctor:Exclusive breast feeding for 4 months minimum
User:well it was very helpful & satisfying to speak to you
User:thanx a lot
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is that all for now?
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
Doctor:It seems like you are done with the chat
Doctor:Please do log in again if you have more queries
Doctor:Bye for now
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