How does the treatment of breast milk jaundice vary between full-term and preterm infants?

Updated: Dec 07, 2017
  • Author: Prashant G Deshpande, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Treatment recommendations in this section apply only to healthy term infants with no signs of pathologic jaundice and are based on the severity of the hyperbilirubinemia. In preterm, anemic, or ill infants and those with early (25 mg/dL or 430 µmol/L), different treatment protocols should be pursued (see the Medscape Drugs and Diseases article Neonatal Jaundice). [27]


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