With my last baby, he had jaundice pretty bad and the doctor made me stop breastfeeding and formula feed until he cleared up. I also had to keep him in the hospital under the light for several days at the same time. But after that he never wanted to breastfeed, and I had the hardest time and finally gave up. Was it really necessary to formula feed him? I'm having another baby and just want to know a little more about it so if the same thing happens with this one I'll know a little more.
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Answer by karamille at 10:42 PM on Dec. 5, 2010
hmm, well the sun cleared up my daughter's jaundice so i'm not speaking from personal experience. i do know that some types of jaundice are caused by a substance in the mother's breast milk which increases the bilirubin levels, but that's pretty rare, like only 1% or 2%. so in that case it would be wise to supplement with formula until it's under control. i would say if it happens again stress to the dr. that you want to supplement with the formula until it's cleared up and not totally stop nursing. but gl and hopefully this baby will be fine.
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