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Understanding and managing breast milk jaundice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20688866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The breastfed infant with prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia can present a vexing clinical dilemma. Although it is a frequently observed and usually benign finding, prolonged jaundice in the breastfed newborn requires a thoughtful evaluation that excludes possible pathological aetiologies. While recommendations for the treatment of unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia in the first 7 days of life are straightforward, the approach to the breastfeeding infant with jaundice that persists beyond the immediate neonatal period is less clearly delineated. A sound understanding of bilirubin physiology and familiarity with current literature must guide the management of the otherwise well breastfeeding infant with prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia.
Authors:
Genevieve L Preer; Barbara L Philipp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1468-2052     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F461-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, YACC-5, Boston, MA 02118-2392, USA; bobbi.philipp@bmc.org.
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