by deerhart (3282 Posts), Wed Jul 28, 2004 07:52 am
When you press down on her (like your fingers) what color is the mark? With both boys (Alex jaundice numbers were almost a 18 something and Mason topped out 15.3) instead of the mark being white it was obviously yellow.
We also thought Mason looked Jaundice 3 days after he was born, they checked him on both day 4 and day 5 and since the numbers were going back down it was fine.
Jaundice is very common in preemies and in babies who rh is different then their mothers (Alex was RH + and I am -) and if its not very bad you can self treat it by sitting them next to a window for a few hours a day as well (we did that with both boys by doc's orders)
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