Normal serum bilirubin levels in the newborn and the effect of breast-feeding.

Abstract

We measured the serum bilirubin concentrations in 2,416 consecutive infants admitted to our well-baby nursery. The maximum serum bilirubin concentration exceeded 12.9 mg/dL (221 mumol/L) in 147 infants (6.1%), and these infants were compared with 147 randomly selected control infants with maximum serum bilirubin levels less than or equal to 12.9 mg/dL. In… (More)

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