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August 28th, 2012, 02:03 PM
sophie830's Avatar Sophie
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Juliette was checked for Jaundice shortly after her birth; her bili levels were only at 8. 4 days later they went up to 13. The doc wanted me to come back AGAIN a few days later, and they went up again but he didn't specify how much and now we have another check-up tomorrow. She's almost 2 weeks old. Should it be gone by now (the jaundice)? She is EBF. I'm just concerned because they kept going up over a week's time and she sleeps a lot. I can't remember how much newborns are supposed to sleep, but I'm a little worried :/.
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August 28th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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I don't know much but from what I'm told by Summer's ped is that it can stick around longer when breast fed. Last week, a month old, Summer's level was at 13 and her dr showed no concern. She said just to nurse nurse nurse.
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August 28th, 2012, 03:27 PM
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My first daughters didn't start going away until I'd say week 3. It can stick around longer in breast fed babies. Wake her up often during the day and nurse nurse nurse. Don't let the Drs tell you that you have to supplement with formula - It is NOT needed. Adalyn's levels were like 6 when we left the hospital and were 13 the next day. . . But we took her home and I just nursed her like crazy and it went away on it's own!
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August 28th, 2012, 03:51 PM
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They suggested to us to have Theo in the sunlight as well.
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August 28th, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Sophia's were high enough that she needed a bili bed sent home, and it didn't go away entirely until just over two weeks!
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August 28th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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hugs! My son was quite jaundiced. I think he was a 13 as well. I don't remember how long it took, but he never needed treatment. I just continued to wake him to breastfeed until his levels came down.
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