HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health

The A-Z contains information on many aspects of pregnancy 
and child health. It is arranged alphabetically so you can find what you are looking for with ease. If you are at all concerned about your health or your child’s health, please consult your health professional.


Jaundice is common in newborn babies around 3 days old and gives them a yellowish, tanned appearance (the whites of the eyes may also be tinged with yellow). You will be encouraged to feed the baby often to help clear the jaundice. If the baby is still showing signs of jaundice after 2 weeks contact a doctor immediately, particularly if the baby?s stools are pale in colour. NICE guidelines recommend a blood test is usually needed to ascertain if a baby needs treatment.

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