Why do newborn babies suffer from jaundice?
Hello, I am 18 years old female. My niece who was born last week is suffering from jaundice. I was worried when I got to know that she have jaundice. Her skin is yellow and her eyes turned white. Doctors said nothing to worry many newborns suffer from jaundice after being born. Can anyone tell me why do newborns suffer from jaundice? What causes jaundice in newborns?
@adalberta Hello, Jaundice is one of the most common conditions that can affect newborn babies. Treatment for newborn jaundice is not usually needed because the symptoms normally pass within 10 to 14 days. Jaundice is caused by the build-up of bilirubin in the blood. It is formed when red blood cells are broken down. At the time of birth, babies have a high count of red blood cells and babies liver isn't mature enough to get rid of bilirubin in the bloodstream.