TITLE

Understanding and managing breast milk jaundice

AUTHOR(S)
Preer, Genevieve L.; Philipp, Barbara L.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jun2011, Vol. 96 Issue 6, pF461
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The breastfed infant with prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia can present a vexing clinical dilemma. Although it is a frequently observed and usually benign finding, prolonged jaundice in the breastfed newborn requires a thoughtful evaluation that excludes possible pathological aetiologies. While recommendations for the treatment of unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia in the first 7 days of life are straightforward, the approach to the breastfeeding infant with jaundice that persists beyond the immediate neonatal period is less clearly delineated. A sound understanding of bilirubin physiology and familiarity with current literature must guide the management of the otherwise well breastfeeding infant with prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia.
ACCESSION #
61211332

 

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