Often, physiologic jaundice -- the type seen in most newborns -- does not
require treatment. It will typically disappear in a few days. Doctors will test
the baby's bilirubin levels during that time to make sure it has not gotten
In rare cases, bilirubin levels
become too high very quickly. Special blood tests will help determine the cause
-- possibly an infection, a liver problem at birth, a blood problem, or a
problem related to breastfeeding. Read more about
jaundice in babies and children.