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All About Jaundice

Nearly all newborns get jaundice, which is the result of their immature livers being unable to cope with processing bilirubin, a natural by-product of their red blood cells. If your baby's skin or eyes look yellow, he may have jaundice. It typically clears without treatment. However, if the skin or whites of his eyes become an intense yellow, or if he acts lethargic, see your pediatrician.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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