Common Baby Health Problems Parents Should Be Aware Of

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Common infant problems

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If your baby’s skin has a yellowish tint, there’s no need to panic. It’s most likely caused by jaundice, or an excess of bilirubin in her blood. The cause is typically because the infant’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 doesn’t require any treatment. Your doctor will examine the baby for jaundice either before discharging you from the hospital or at her first doctor’s appointment. If the issue persists, it never hurts to schedule an appointment to make sure there isn’t an underlying cause.

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