Infant jaundice is a yellow discoloration in a newborn baby’s skin and eyes. Infant jaundice occurs because the baby’s blood contains an excess of bilirubin (bil-ih-ROO-bin), a yellow-colored pigment of red blood cells.
Infant jaundice is a common condition, particularly in babies born before 38 weeks gestation (preterm babies) and some breast-fed babies. Infant jaundice usually occurs because a baby’s liver isn’t mature enough to get rid of bilirubin in the bloodstream. In some cases, an underlying disease may cause jaundice.
Treatment of infant jaundice often isn’t necessary, and most cases that need treatment respond well to noninvasive therapy. Although complications are rare, a high bilirubin level associated with severe infant jaundice or inadequately treated jaundice may cause brain damage.
Symptoms Of Jaundice In Babies/Newborns
If a newborn has jaundice, his or her skin and the white part of the eyes will look yellow. The yellow color shows up first in the baby’s face and chest, usually 1 to 5 days after birth.
A baby whose bilirubin level is high may:
- Get more yellow.
- Be sluggish and not suck well.
- Be cranky or jittery.
- Arch his or her back.
- Have a high-pitched cry.
A high bilirubin level can be dangerous. Make sure to call a doctor right away if your baby has any of these symptoms.
Natural Herbal Treatment For Jaundice In Babies/Newborns
- Epo mangoro (Bark of mango tree with scientific name mangnifera indica)
- Epo igi egbesi (Nauclea latifolia)
- Epo igi awopa (Bark of Enantia chlorantha)
You will cut it into pieces, put it inside bottle add water. soak it for 24 hours.
This herbal remedies is use for two purpose : preventive and cure. Uses:a jaundice patients can take one quarter of a cup of it per day to prevent jaundice. he or she can take one quarter of a glass cup 3 times per day to cure jaundice.