Which specialist consultation are beneficial in the treatment of breast milk jaundice?

Updated: Dec 07, 2017
  • Author: Prashant G Deshpande, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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The following consultations may be indicated:

  • Consider consultation with a neonatologist when serum bilirubin levels approach 20 mg/dL (430 µmol/L) or when signs and symptoms suggest pathologic jaundice and the rate of rise in the serum bilirubin level is over 0.5 mg/dL/h.

  • A consultation with a lactation specialist is recommended in any breastfed baby who has jaundice. The expertise of lactation consultants can be extremely helpful, especially in situations in which inadequate breastfeeding is contributing to the jaundice.


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