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When does your baby have a greater chance of getting jaundice?

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Your baby may have a greater chance of getting jaundice if he's:

  • Born before 37 weeks
  • Of east Asian or Mediterranean descent
  • Has trouble breast or bottle feeding
  • A younger sibling of a child who had jaundice
  • Born to a mother with O-type or Rh negative blood

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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