Jaundice is immediately noticeable as the skin becomes yellow in color, and this is actually very common in newborns. The liver of the newborn is often too weak to sufficiently process the bilirubin, which causes the characteristic skin yellowing. In newborns, this condition is generally harmless, subsiding in a week or less without treatment as the liver strengthens.
Articles about Jaundice
Why is my newborn´s skin yellow?
Just over 50% of newborn babies have noticeably yellow look to their skin, called jaundice for the first two weeks of their life. In all but very rare cases, this is a very temporary and harmless condition, however...
How to Treat Jaundice in your Baby
Jaundice is a very common condition that can affect even the healthiest of babies. Jaundice is the condition where the baby´s skin color becomes yellow, and the eyes can appear white. This is caused by the rising bilirubin levels in the baby´s body...