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Hi!

My baby is now 23 days old but still jaundice and the doctor said he is having prolonged jaundice.

I was googling and found some advice that I should stop breastfeeding milk to cure the jaundice. Is that true?

So I need to start with the formula or continue with the breastfeeding ?

Asked by Nadia20 - Posted 1 Year, 6 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 2 hours, 52 minutes ago.

Hi Nadia

Congratulations on your newborn!

Prolonged jaundice in babies whom are exclusively breast fed is common.

It is important your doctor perform a clinical examination, ensure your baby’s stools are mustard yellow and growing well.
Often we can rule out a liver disorder by measuring his blood bilirubin levels (direct and indirect bilirubin level)

We do not recommend stopping breast feeding and including a formula.

Remember always that breast milk is best.

Warm regards
Dr Sanjay Woodhull
Consultant Paediatrician

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