thus more will break down at any given time.

Breast milk jaundice

There is a condition that's commonly referred to

as breast milk jaundice, although no one knows

what actually causes it. In order to diagnose it,

the baby should be at least a week old. The baby

should also be gaining well with breast feeding

alone, having lots of bowel movements with the

passing of clean urine.

In this type of setting, the baby has what is

referred to as breast milk jaundice. On occasion,

infections of the urine or an under functioning

of the baby's thyroid gland, as well as other

rare illnesses that may cause the same types of


Breast milk jaundice will peak at 10 - 21 days,

although it can last for 2 - 3 months. Contrary

to what you may think, breast milk jaundice is

normal. Rarely, if at all ever, does breast

feeding need to be stopped for even a brief

period of time.

If the baby is doing well on breast milk, there

is no reason at all to stop or supplement with

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