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My son is jx one week old and I am currently on breastfeeding exclusively..
His jaundice level is quite high.. he just got discharged from Photo-therapy..
and bcos of Jaundice, he is quite a slpy baby.. every 3 hours/4 hours he will wake up and
nurse for 10 mins and dozed off again..
I am worried he might not be getting enough nutrients and his Jaundice level will have difficulty going down..
I tried to wake him up but always unsuccessful despite taking off all his clothes, inc diapers..
His diapers change are currently 4 times of poo per day and 6 times wet diaper..
Issit too little?
sigh.. should I persist w breastfeeding? any suggestions mummies??
Yes, morning sun help, remember to cover their eyes and feed after sun. Just continue bf. if worry, give a top up feed after the normal feed. I also bathe my gal with a type of seed ( can get this from traditional chinese medicine hall).
Yes, do continue breastfeeding though some non-pro breastfeeding doctors may suggest otherwise.
My boy had very high jaundice, hospitalized for phototherapy for a day. I stayed with him and continued nursing regularly.
He was fine soon after.
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Heard from friend, red dates water do helps to reduce jaundice. She tried on her 3 babies and its really helps. If you dare, can give it a try.
I did not try on my babies coz only found out recently.
Thank you all mummies for the encouragement!
I really need it as I am the only one that is pro breastfeeding
in the family..
Yes just keep nursing. breast milk will help baby poo, which will also help to expel the bilirubin. My boy was also admitted for phototheraphy, but the jaundice persisted for almost a month? You could see that the whites of his eyes were still slightly yellowish tinged. It takes a little longer to get rid of the jaundice if you're exclusively bfing, but will not do the baby any harm.
btw you can also just sit under a normal lamp, no need to 'sun'. it's the blue wavelength that can break down bilirubin, not UV.
Hmm I can't remember the colour of his poo during those days, but more important is the texture and frequency, esp during this newborn stage
Anyways his nursing frequency seems pretty normal. About 8-12 times a day (every 2-3 hours) and yes, because their tummies are small, they will only suckle for 10-15 mins.
I also bought some herbal stuff from the sinseh to bathe him in, not sure if it helped but psychological heehee
Nope it will not help, i drank it during my confinement but baby jaundice still high. And those red dates water we drank added ginger, huan san, wolfberries etc.
Just plain red dates (only red dates) water will do.
And try to sun your baby every morning (before 9:30am) and every evening (after 5pm).
The chinese herbal bath does help. Also try to let the baby carry the chinese herbal seed, put the seed inside the water filter bag and place near the baby.
I do not whether is the seed help, but I remembered I hanged a few near her when she still in hospital under the lamp, just a day her reading reduce from 14 to 9 which allow her to go home after 3 days stays. Be more diligent, sun bathe is really effective compare to house lamp. I tried and tested. I didn't sun bathe as I was also told by the nurse home lamp do the trick well, after a week after discharge, during her follow up with pediatrician, I am told to sun bathe as least 10mins everyday to speed up the recovery. By the 3rd week, her eye is turning more blueish instead of yellowish. dont worry too much, let your nanny to take care of this, you must get more rest.
I bought the seed to try today.. I hope it will help as his eyes are
still quite yellow
I am tryin to nurse him more often but he's always soooo slpy..
anyway thanks lovely mummies
jaundiced babies tend to be a bit more sleepy so rouse him for a full feed if he falls asleep in between