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The word “jaundice” refers to yellowish discoloration of the sclera and/or the skin. A baby’s body attempts to break down extra blood cells after birth. During this process, red blood cells are broken down and a substance known as bilirubin is released. This bilirubin gives the yellow color. For the purpose of this post, we would classify jaundice in the newborn into: Physiologic/normal Pathologic/abnormal In normal babies, jaundice sometimes starts on the 2nd day after delivery, and would usually clear by 2 weeks. This is the normal/physiologic jaundice. Mothers may

Your newborn is so precious that you and your family would want to do everything to protect him/ her. Here are some tips on how to ensure your baby stays free from infections, especially in the first 28 days. Wash hands with soap and water before and after touching the newborn. Keep fingernails short (germs can live under fingernails). Do not put anything ( dressing or herbal medicinal products) on the umbilical cord. Keep the cord clean and dry. Wash anything in the home that will touch the baby: clothing,

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