Common Baby Health Problems Parents Should Be Aware Of
If your babyâ€™s skin has a yellowish tint, thereâ€™s no need to panic. Itâ€™s most likely caused by jaundice, or an excess of bilirubin in her blood. The cause is typically because the infantâ€™s liver is not yet mature enough to filter bilirubin out of her bloodstream. The condition is common in infants and newborns (especially those that are preterm) and typically doesnâ€™t require any treatment. Your doctor will examine the baby for jaundice either before discharging you from the hospital or at her first doctorâ€™s appointment. If the issue persists, it never hurts to schedule an appointment to make sure there isnâ€™t an underlying cause.