Many newborn babies develop jaundice, a condition in which the skin and whites of the eyes are yellowish in color, within a few days after birth. The jaundice is caused by elevated levels of bilirubin, a substance made from the breakdown of old red blood cells that is normally removed by the liver. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about newborn jaundice, what it looks like, how it is treated, complications, and much more.
Jaundice: Why It Happens in Adults
Newborns aren’t the only ones who get jaundice. Adults get it, too. Find out why.
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Starts in the Liver
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1) can hurt the liver, especially in small children. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, who's at risk, and how to prevent it.
Does Your Baby Have Jaundice?
Learn the symptoms of jaundice in newborns, and find out how it's treated.
The Basics of Newborn Jaundice
Newborn jaundice is very common -- but do you know what it is? Learn more.