DRINK­ING OR­ANGE JUICE DUR­ING PREG­NANCY WILL GIVE MY BABY JAUN­DICE

Your Baby & Toddler - - Baby Files -

Jaun­dice re­sults when there is too much biliru­bin in the blood and symptoms in­clude a yel­low colour­ing of the skin or the whites of the eyes. Biliru­bin is pro­duced when red blood cells are bro­ken down and pro­cessed by the liver to be passed out in your baby’s meco­nium. How­ever, your new­born’s liver func­tion­ing is still im­ma­ture and may not be able to ad­e­quately rid his body of the biliru­bin. Jaun­dice is usu­ally present two days af­ter birth and clears in two weeks. If your baby ap­pears to have jaun­dice (is very sleepy, yel­low and doesn’t wake up to feed), seek med­i­cal ad­vice as soon as you can.

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