Jaundice among newborns is more common than one may think. In fact, over 50% of full-term babies and nearly 80% of premature babies are born with jaundice. The signs may seem mild initially, but can lead to more harmful repercussions if not treated.
Jaundice is caused by excess bilirubin in your baby’s blood. Bilirubin is an enzyme created by the liver that breaks down hemoglobin. When a baby’s liver breaks down red blood cells at too quickly of a rate, they will have too much bilirubin and their body will react by having a yellow hue in the eyes and skin.
The signs of jaundice include:
1) Yellowing skin and eyes
2) Decreased appetite
3) Fluctuating Temperature
4) Weight Loss
5) Bilirubin levels above 15 mg/dl
Though most of the time jaundice is diagnosed at birth, it sometimes does not develop until a few days after. If this is the case, we recommend that you take the following steps.
1) Call your doctor
2) Schedule an appointment
3) If your baby does have Jaundice, ask for Aeroflow to provide your biliblanket
At Aeroflow, we pride ourselves in having not only top of the line biliblankets, which will help your baby recover, but also providing you with exceptional customer service. We offer 24/7 support, we take care of the billing through your insurance, we deliver and our staff will follow up with you to ensure quality.
If you have any questions about biliblankets or getting them through your insurance, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We are more than happy to assist you. Our number is (888) 345-1780. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you have a great day.