What is it?
Jaundice is a yellowing of the baby's skin and eyes, due to the build-up of a substance called 'bilirubin' in the baby's system. In most cases the first symptoms appear hours after birth, and 50% - 80% of newborn show some symptoms of newborn jaundice.

What to do

If you suspect your baby has jaundice, tell the doctor or nurse. The baby will be placed under lights that help him to excrete the bilirubin in his urine.

For more detailed info on Common Childhood Conditions, go to Health24.

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