My daughter is 16 days old suffering from jaundice(13.6). She is active. She takes feed every hour and if she passes urine after 15-20 minutes of feed then she want feed again. Is this okay?& how to cure her jaundice as in last test it was 13.1 now it is 13.6. Is it necessary to feed from one side at once.
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At 16 days you dont need to worry about jaundice level of 13. Make sure you check her throid hormone is tested and normal and she is passing pigmented ( yellow or green colour) stools. If she is gaining weight just give breast feeds on demand. Its advisable to empty one breast before you shift to the other. Take care.
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