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02 Apr 2014

What causes Jaundice
Hi Dr, I am currently pregnant and have heard many old wives tales. I'd like to know what causes jaundice in new born babies? Does my diet during pregnancy contribute to this?
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childhood diseases

07 Apr 2014

Purple has given you a wonderful description of how jaundice develops in newborns. Most often it is a purely physiological event and treatment under special lights is not required if the bilirubin levels are in the low range. Your paediatrician will advise if treatment becomes necessary.
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