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Often, physiologic jaundice -- the type seen in most newborns -- does not require aggressive treatment. It will typically disappear in a few days with frequent feedings and exposure to indirect sunlight at home. Doctors may test the baby's bilirubin levels during that time to make sure it has not gotten worse.

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Hoekelman, R. (editor) Primary Pediatric Care, Mosby, 2001

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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Hoekelman, R. (editor) Primary Pediatric Care, Mosby, 2001

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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