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Author Topic: Why is it so common for new babies to have jaundice?  (Read 1261 times)

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Why is it so common for new babies to have jaundice?
« on: 08 May, 2009, 11:57:58 AM »
It's usually us older 'uns that end up with a jaundiced view  8)

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Re: Why is it so common for new babies to have jaundice?
« Reply #1 on: 08 May, 2009, 04:02:43 PM »
"Everyone’s blood contains bilirubin, which is removed by the liver. Before birth, the mother’s liver does this for the baby. Most babies develop jaundice in the first few days after birth because it takes a few days for the baby’s liver to get better at removing bilirubin."

http://www.aap.org/family/Jaundicefaq.htm