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Title: Jaundice and your newborn baby (PDF file - 128 KB) (Links to English resource)
Summary: Newborn babies often appear to have a yellowish tinge to their skin. This is called jaundice. It happens when a chemical called bilirubin builds up in the baby's blood and tissues. In most babies jaundice is a normal event and not serious. It will nearly always disappear gradually within days without the need for any special treatment.
Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital
Publishing date: August 2017
Last reviewed: August 2019
Target audience: Women
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