is a disease everyone suffers once in a life time but at the same time infants need to be taken care of.
Home is such a welcoming and warm place to be after giving birth. You want your own bed, your baby’s items that you picked out… You want your own food and family. So when you get to go home, the last thing you are thinking about is your baby changing colors. Yes, you read that right — changing colors.
But yet, almost all newborns do change from that rosy red-ish pink to a tinted yellowish color. Sometimes it’s not that noticeable, while other times it is apparent that the baby is yellow! Most parents overlook it until they see the whites of baby’s eyes start turning yellow — and then the panic sets in.
“WHY IS MY BABY YELLOW?”
This is called jaundice and it occurs in almost all newborns. While jaundice can be dangerous at extremely high levels over a prolonged period of time, typical newborn jaundice is nothing to worry about. But what exactly is jaundice? Why does is happen? And how can you help your baby through jaundice as quickly as possible?
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
for the infants-
Have baby checked for lip and tongue tie, as these can affect baby’s latch and ability to transfer milk well.
Take baby outside! Vitamin D from sunlight helps baby process the bilirubin. Of course, keep baby out of high temperatures, but don’t be afraid of the sun.
Light Therapy is also an option if levels are on the boarder of normal and high.
THIS IS To all the new moms and moms-to-be…
Someone with jaundice is likely to have a yellow look to their skin and the whites of the eyes.
Many newborn babies develop jaundice, but the condition can affect people of all ages. This article looks at older children and adults.
Jaundice is caused by a build-up of bilirubin in the blood and body tissue. That build-up is often due to conditions affecting the liver, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, or gallstones.
If someone shows signs of jaundice, doctors will look to treat the condition that’s causing it rather than jaundice itself.
If you have signs of jaundice, seek medical advice.
THE MOST COMMON CAUSE IS CONTAMINATED WATER.
this is to must done by those who drink tap water-
it is advised to use chlorine drops in the tap water to make it pure as well as alum(sodium chloride) to be used in water before drinking.
Symptoms of jaundice-
As well as the classic yellow tinge to the skin and whites of the eyes, someone with jaundice may also have yellowing of mucous membranes in the mouth and nose.
Stools (faeces or poo) can be pale in colour and urine dark in colour.
Some underlying conditions, which lead to jaundice, may feel like flu, and may also result in fever, chills, stomach pain, itching, or weight-loss.
Causes of jaundice-
When red blood cells break down naturally in a 120-day cycle, bilirubin is produced as a waste by-product.
The journey bilirubin takes out of the body’s waste disposal systems sees it carried by blood to the liver. There is it combined with bile (digestive fluid) from the gallbladder.
This mixture exits the body through faeces and urine. If everything is working well, faeces should be brown and urine light yellow.
Infections or damage can disrupt this process, leading to jaundice.
Obesity and non- alcoholic fatty liver disease can be a cause of cirrhosis of the liver and jaundice.
Eating a high-fat diet can raise your cholesterol levels and increase the risk of having gallstones.
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