A practical approach to neonatal jaundice.

@article{Moerschel2008APA,
  title={A practical approach to neonatal jaundice.},
  author={Sarah K Moerschel and Lauren B. Cianciaruso and Lloyd R Tracy},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2008},
  volume={77 9},
  pages={
          1255-62
        }
}
Kernicterus and neurologic sequelae caused by severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia are preventable conditions. A structured and practical approach to the identification and care of infants with jaundice can facilitate prevention, thus decreasing rates of morbidity and mortality. Primary prevention includes ensuring adequate feeding, with breastfed infants having eight to 12 feedings per 24 hours. Secondary prevention is achieved by vigilant monitoring of neonatal jaundice, identifying infants at… CONTINUE READING

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