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Jaundice in new born, How many days it will take to clear this ?

I have a son who is 5 days old, I delivered recently. It was a normal delivery. Iam giveing him breast milk. Today morning my mother noticed that the eyes of my baby is yellow, i was totally shocked. How come the baby gets jaundice at sucha young age. Is this anything to worry. I really upset about it. Is there any danget to my baby, will it be cured. How many days it will take to clear this ?
Fri, 13 Nov 2009
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Newborm babies having jaundice is common, even my baby had it from 3rd day onwards, the doctors told me not to worry, it is something called physiological jaundice, baby will come out of it wil phototherapy, but my baby did not have a lot of yeelowness, so i was asked to keep baby in morning sun daily, with that itself, the jaundice went away slowly in two weeks time and has never come back. Now my son is three years old. Dont worry consult your pediatrician in case of concerns.

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poor child, i think this is allergy to the breast milk that you give, my doctor once termed my sister daughter as having breast milk jaundice. ask your doctor about it
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Do not get panic it is quite normal in some of the babies. You need to expose him to sun daily in the early mornings nad in evenings, this willhelp to get the jaundice to decrease. How ever see a pediatrician
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