what are the chances of having jaundice in new born baby born after steroid injections born at 36 weeks 6 days

Prithvi Balaji

there is no correlation between steroids injection and jaundice. New borns get Physical Jaundice or newborn jaundice. Newborn jaundice occurs when a baby has a high level of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow substance that the body creates when it replaces old red blood cells. The liver helps break down the substance so it can be removed from the body only in the stool. so best is to feed the child well after its butts and as per the instructions of the pediatrician

Richa Malhotra

I thought jaundice is cured by sunlight..have no idea about feeding and curing it...also my question is what is the probability rate og having jaundice in new born that are born at 36 week 6 days.

Sheeba Vijesh

can't say like that richa... my baby was born at 37 weeks exact... i remember the nurse coming and warning me: breastfeed your baby well, or he will be admitted here due to jaundice... so do feed your baby the precious colostrum in the first few days... breastfeeding does not come easily to many moms, so read about it and be well prepared in advance... you can also read some tips on my page... all the best dear, take care...


if bilirubin count is too high in new born babies then doctors recommend uv light therapy where they keep baby directly under the light.
after baby's birth take the child out in the morning around 7 am for direct sunlight so that she gets enough light. Make sure u make the baby wear light clothes and cover het eyes when u take her out in the sun. I did that when my daughter was about 15 days old.

Prithvi Balaji

90-95% of all the children born today have Jaundice. also this does not get cured by sunlight. it has a lot of parameters how they arrive at a number without blood test. one way to reduce is phototherapy but at the end the bilirubin levels comes down only if the baby is passing good amount of urine and stools. immetrial to the birth of the child in a perticular week this will affect the child usually today to most of the children. Also do not panic on this when the baby is born Dr will let you know what is to be done.

Ank M

Chances are quite high... But most full term  babies too get jaundice.. Expose the baby to morning sun before 12pm ..keep white light in the baby's room.. Like that of tube light... Do consult a pediatric doctor also

Richa Malhotra

thanks dears...today I gotto know so many new things!!

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