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Does jaundice have any effect on newborn's weight gain?

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Dr. Deepak Patel

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Posted on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 in Child Health
Question: If a newborn has jaundice for 7 days, 6 weeks now recovered...... Could this affect a slower weight gain than normal? Infant is alert, responsive and quite physically active.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No effect on weight gain

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Can understand your concerns.

Jaundice in first 7 days of life will not affect the weight gain in child.
Weight gain is related to adequate feeding.
Give exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of age.

I hope this will help you.
Take care.
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