What is Infant Jaundice?

August 29, 2016

Infant jaundice is a yellow discoloration that happens in the baby’s eyes and skin. Infant jaundice occurs due to the babies blood containing high levels of bilirubin, a pigment of the blood that is yellow colored. Infant jaundice is a prevalent condition, especially in babies before the 38 week gestation period (preterm infants) and some children that are breastfed. Infant jaundice commonly occurs when the baby’s liver is not mature…