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Treat jaundice by laying baby in sunny spots?

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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My doc told me to do this for my Ds for his jaundice in addition to the bili blanket. A different doc told me to do this for dd when she was jaundiced. The lab techs that took their blood said this also as well as the nurses. But FIL and mil swear up and down that the beneficial rays do not penetrate glass so doing this is pointless. So who is right?? I know that it helped dd. she was practically orange and it went away fast when we started laying her in the sun.
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alexsmomaubrys2
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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I would tend to believe the drs and nurses over your inlaws. That is what I was told for my DD and she was fine after a couple of days.

pmcs
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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Everyone knows that sunlight helps jaundice go away  Except for FIL and MIL)This is how jaundice was treated before bili lights were invented.

norahsmommy
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM
They think it only works if you are actually outside.


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Everyone knows that sunlight helps jaundice go away  Except for FIL and MIL)This is how jaundice was treated before bili lights were invented.


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egyptian_mommy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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I'd go with the medical professionals.
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PookaboosMom
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM
My doctor said to put Aiden in indirect sunlight for it.
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karla85
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM
Dr trumps in-laws.
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frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM

It will work if you are inside as well.   I have gotten sunburn on my arm due to being inside in front of a window.

ambermario4ever
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM

yes put baby in sunny spots 

MeAndLo
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Glass doesn't stop sun rays coming through so it can't be blocking out what your baby needs. You said you done it, it worked so you know the docs etc are right. I wouldn't worry what mil and fil say, you know you're doing the best for your little one :)

auntietotty
by Elizabeth on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:15 PM

It works.

That's what they used to recommend "back in the day" too.

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