What are the diagnostic considerations for breast milk jaundice?

Updated: Dec 07, 2017
  • Author: Prashant G Deshpande, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Differentiate breast milk jaundice (BMJ) from pathologic jaundice.

Appropriately treat elevated bilirubin levels in a timely manner

Identify and treat inadequate breastfeeding; avoid dehydration.

Treat preterm infants (estimated gestational age http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/974786-overviewNeonatal Jaundice</a>).


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