eK-3zmjBImBHOZjRJYEZVBw4ZWs Shaky Mommy: Breast Milk Jaundice

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Breast Milk Jaundice

Jaxon is still looking a little yellow, especially in his eyes. We also had several people mention to us over the past few days that they thought he looked yellow. Concerned that his jaundice was lingering,  we called the pediatrician. She told us to come in and have him tested. His bilirubin level was 8.4. The doctor said that it’s caused by breastmilk jaundice. I was concerned that I would have to stop breastfeeding for a couple of days in order to allow the bilirubin to clear out of his system, but the doctor said there was no need for that. She said his levels were not high enough to be dangerous and that it would all clear up in a couple of weeks.

He is gaining weight - he was 9 lbs 14 oz at the doctor’s office.   

We also found out that his newborn screening came back and everything is normal – no CF. That was very good to hear. 

Got to go-the boy wants to eat...again!


  1. I'll bet that really put your mind to rest! :) I love it when people tell you your kid looks like he has this or that - LOL. Someone asked me if my baby had the mouth yeast infection because his tongue is white the other day... nope, just from drinking milk every day all the time. Glad everything is okay! :)

  2. LOL, yeah, after the 4th person said he looked like he had jaundice, it was getting a little annoying! But they meant well, I'm sure. And they were right! I'm just glad it was nothing to be concerned about.