I went to my first pediatrician appointment with my son and the doctor said he looked jaundice, she told me I had to start to formula feed him as he was exclusively breastfed, I asked why and her answer was "because". I told her I would wait until the test came back and see what his bilirubin level was. I took my son outside for walks every day and let the sun shine on him, and the bilirubin levels came back normal. When I called the pediatricians office for the test results, she said "Oh they came back fine, but I would still give him formula as the breastfeeding caused the Jaundice" I kindly thanked them for their advice, continued to breastfeed exclusively and my baby is happy and healthy.
at 1:39 AM on Jul. 11, 2008