Any baby can get jaundice. Severe jaundice that is not treated can cause brain damage. Your baby should be checked for jaundice in the hospital and again within 48 hours after leaving the hospital. Ask your doctor or nurse about a jaundice bilirubin test.
Cal was born a healthy baby boy on March 23, 1995 in a large accredited hospital that delivers over 5500 newborns a year. He was first noted to be jaundiced through visual assessment at 16.5 hours old, but a bilirubin test was not done.
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