What is Neonatal Jaundice?

Infant jaundice is yellow discoloration of a newborn baby’s skin and eyes. Infant jaundice occurs because the baby’s blood contains an excess of bilirubin (bil-ih-ROO-bin), a yellow pigment of red blood cells.

Infant jaundice is a common condition, particularly in babies born before 38 weeks’ gestation (preterm babies) and some breastfed babies. Infant jaundice usually occurs because a baby’s liver isn’t mature enough to get rid of bilirubin in the bloodstream. In some babies, an underlying disease may cause infant jaundice.

BiliSoft LED Phototherapy System

Northwest Spokane Pediatrics Offers In-Home Phototherapy Treatment To Treat Jaundice Via A Bili Blanket. The BiliSoft LED Phototherapy System provides intensive light therapy for the treatment of indirect hyperbilirubinemia, commonly known as neonatal jaundice. This is the same treatment you would receive at the hospital but can be done in the comfort of your own home and prevents your newborn from having to stay in the hospital.

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