Important Info About Yellow Babies. Still Must Be Monitored Even Including Normal Conditions
03 November 2018 Meily Rohmatun Young Mom 250
Important Info About Yellow Babies. Still Must Be Monitored Even Including Normal Conditions Every parent wants their baby to be in good health. However, there are certain health problems that are often experienced by newborns, such as the phenomenon of yellow babies that make mothers often panic. The condition of the baby where the skin and yellow eyes are not new. That is, there are already many babies who experience it. Although this condition is considered normal, but that does not mean you then underestimate. But don't worry too much.

Well, so that later you will understand more about how to respond when your baby is yellow, first supply important information about jaundice in the next baby! Jaundice in newborns occurs because of the accumulation of bilirubin in the blood

Bilirubin is a reddish yellow bile pigment as a product of the body's remaining remnants of red blood cells. Normally, this bilirubin is filtered again by the liver and released by the body through feces and urine. When the baby is still in the womb, this task is carried out by the mother's heart. After birth, the baby must do it himself. Well, the liver in a newborn is not yet fully formed so it takes time to process bilirubin. Finally, bilirubin accumulates in the blood and causes jaundice or jaundice which Indonesians often call jaundice.

2. The most visible sign when a baby has jaundice is the yellowing of the skin and eyes

Generally jaundice attacks the baby in the first weeks after birth. Initial symptoms are yellowing baby's skin, starting from the face, radiating to the chest, abdomen and legs. The white part of the eyeball will also turn yellow, the urine color is more concentrated (even though the urine of the newborn should not be colored), then the color of the stool is paler. Other signs are shown such as being unable to suck the mother's breasts properly, fussy or nervous, to crying in a high tone.

3. Actually yellow babies are a normal condition in babies and will heal on their own, so you don't need to worry too much

Reported by Hello Sehat, about 60 percent of newborns have a slightly yellowish skin color. In most babies, jaundice caused by accumulation of bilirubin or physiological jaundice is a normal condition. Usually the baby will start yellowing around 2-3 days after birth, and get better again when he is around a week, along with the development of his organ function.

4. There are a number of things that can be done to prevent an increase in bilirubin and speed up the recovery of babies affected by jaundice

If the bilirubin level increases to more than 12 mg / dL, the baby needs to get phototherapy using blue spectrum light or 'illuminated'. This method is quite effective with relatively few side effects. However, if the bilirubin level is not more than 12 mg / dL, it is enough to give ASI 8 to 12 times per day, or about 6 to 10 bottles of formula milk per day to help remove bilirubin through feces or urine. You also need to pay extra attention to it by checking the skin or the white part of the eyeball twice a day to see if it has returned to normal or getting worse.

5. Drying the baby in the sun can be done to help break down bilirubin, right?

Many believe that drying a baby in the sun can directly reduce the level of bilirubin in the blood of babies affected by jaundice. Dr. Daulika Yusna, SpA, said that sun exposure is good as a metabolism of vitamin D which is good for bones, but it is not proven and is not effective in reducing bilirubin levels, as reported by the Health Times. If you want to dry your child, it is recommended that you are over the age of 6 months to be flipped slowly and the eyes should be closed to protect them from direct sunlight.

6 Apart from the condition of bilirubin which is accumulated in the blood, there are certain cases that cause yellow babies

Yellow babies at birth are common and are experienced by at least 6 of 10 newborns. But in premature babies, babies who are lacking breast milk or formula milk, and babies who have rhesus or blood group incompatibility with their mothers, the risk of jaundice is greater to occur. In addition, the following conditions can also be the cause of a yellow baby in rare cases: Bruising at birth and bleeding under the scalp due to difficulty during labor viral or bacterial infection Experiencing inflammation until it causes the body's tissues to die. Certain enzyme deficiencies There are problems with the digestive system Low oxygen levels Certain medicines

7. Also pay attention to the characteristics of a dangerous yellow baby, so that it can be quickly handled by the doctor intensively immediately

According to a pediatrician, Nita Ratna Dewanti from Premier Bintaro Hospital, as reported by Kompas, bilirubin levels below 20 mg / dL are usually not fatal. But you need to be vigilant if the bilirubin level is more than 25 mg / dL, the accumulation of bilirubin can circulate to the brain which is fatal. Jaundice that is not normal like this usually will cause the baby to look yellow directly in the first 24 hours of life.

Immediately contact your doctor if jaundice in your baby doesn't go away after a week. Especially if other symptoms appear in the baby such as fever, difficulty feeding, the baby appears weak, and his body is getting yellow and darker.

In principle, a yellow baby is a normal condition in a baby, especially if it does not cause serious symptoms, including the time of appearance. Even though there is no need to worry (under normal conditions), you still have to monitor its progress so that it can be treated immediately in case jaundice in the baby becomes worse. Hope it helps, huh!

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