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Jaundice

Baby's First Year Webisodes

Tue, 2 Apr 2013|

-Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin typically shows up 2 to 3 days after birth. -This is normal for about 50 percent of babies. -On your own you can check for jaundice by gently pressing on your baby's skin then watching to see if there appears to be an underlying yellow tinge to the spot. -You can see how yellow he is compared to my color. But the jaundice didn't appear at the hospital. -The whites of your baby's eyes may also become yellowed and maybe the last area to return to normal. -But as the days go by, that'll-- that'll clear. -The good news, although it always needs to be evaluated by a pediatrician, most jaundice is usually harmless and clears by itself in a few weeks. For more information on your baby's first year, visit parenting.com.