Jaundice in the newborn. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • In some centres, 20% of healthy new born infants have bilirubin greater than 12 mg/dl. Sorting out the sick infants, preventing kernicterus and encouraging breastfeeding may seem like conflicting goals. The family physician plays a critical role in preventing dangerous jaundice before birth and maintaining the calm afterwards.

publication date

  • June 1979