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How do you know if your baby has jaundice?

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If your new baby's skin and eyes look yellow, it's possible he may have jaundice.

Jaundice happens when too much bilirubin -- a chemical that red blood cells release during their normal breakdown process -- builds up in the blood. About 60% of babies get it.

From: Does Your Baby Have Jaundice? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Jaundice in Newborns Q&A."

CDC: "Jaundice Alert: What Every Parent Needs to Know."

Kids Health: "Jaundice in Healthy Newborns."

Mayo Clinic: "Infant Jaundice."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Jaundice in Newborns Q&A."

CDC: "Jaundice Alert: What Every Parent Needs to Know."

Kids Health: "Jaundice in Healthy Newborns."

Mayo Clinic: "Infant Jaundice."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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