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Arrange sunbathing for your baby!

Arrange sunbathing for your baby!

under 9 months

At the beginning of the birth of a baby, most will experience jaundice. This is caused by increased yellow pigment in the blood, called bilirubin. Newborn liver has not worked well, so it can not handle this excess bilirubin. This makes the yellow pigment settled in the skin, and reflects the color yellow for three to four days at the beginning of birth. This is a normal jaundice, do not panic if your baby has it. Some ways to minimize the presence of yellow pigment is to give as much breastmilk as possible, the calories contained in breastmilk helps to cleanse the body of excess bilirubin in the system. Be sure to sunbathe your baby during morning-time , around 7-8 a.m. in the morning, approximately 5-10 minutes, and do not do it too long, considering the baby's skin is still sensitive and it can be burned by exposure to sunlight. Before drying, apply a special Handbody baby on the body.

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When Sunbathing, the baby does not need to use clothing, cover the baby's eyes with a scarf or handkerchief, expose the baby's back on the sun. Do it for a week in a row from the day they are born. Sunlight is believed to break down bilirubin in the skin so that the yellow pigment will fade. It could also provide breastmilk during drying, or after drying. Breastfeed as much as possible after drying to avoid dehydration, besides being a panacea for jaundice.

If the jaundice does not disappear within 3-4 days after the drying activity you did, immediately see a doctor to check more details about other causes of jaundice.

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