Q:

my baby now 44 days old.ystrday i chkd bilirubin.now it is 7.5 range.birth time was 17.now its normal.7.5 percntage is any prblm.



Jai shri

Hi Aswathy,  its normal upto 10. nothng to worry, even my baby was 16 at birth time and aftr kept in photography for 2 days,  it reduced to 7.so upto 10 is normal...

Dr. Payal M

newborn  jaundice is very common but it disappears by itself in 2 or max 3 weeks. whether jaundice is a concern or not depends on many factors such as level and timing of appearance, how fast its rising, etc. A level of 7.5 in a baby older than a month is on higher side. whether this is normal breast milk jaundice or not would need more details to understand. i wud suggest to get an opinion on this.
Jai shri- u have explained the common scenario of levels dropping within a week. but this doesnt apply fr the 44 day baby.
also tagging Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa. what say?

Jai shri

Dr. Payal M Thanks for clarification

Aswathy Arunnath

my baby faced one thing.during feeding time he passes yellow clor fluid like watery or honey.his dress always wet by this. whhat is this. is this  depend on bilirubin .or depend brstmilk.how it b solved

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Hello...
mainly jaundice in newborns are of three types-
Physiological Jaundice: occurs due to high concentration of red blood cells and immature liver function, usually appears 2-4 days after birth and resolves in 1-2 weeks (3 weeks if premature). It is not associated with underlying disease or disorders.
Pathological jaundice: is always considered if jaundice develops in the first 24 hours after birth, or if levels are very high from 24 hours to 10 days of age, or the baby shows signs of serious illness. Breast milk jaundice: occurs 5-7 days after birth, typically peaks at 14 days and can last as long as a few months. It's thought to be caused by an increased concentration of an enzyme (β-glucuronidase) in breast milk. Breast milk jaundice is common in breastfed babies and is physiologically normal and nothing to worry about.
now please tell which type of symptom he had...
as Dr. Payal M said its on higher side because baby is 44 days old.. so need of a pedea opinion..

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