What is it?

Physiologic jaundice is a normal occurrence in newborns wherein the skin, eyes and mucus membranes turn yellow. It occurs the second to the fourth day after birth.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of physiologic jaundice occurs second to the fourth days after birth. These include:

  • Yellowish discoloration of the skin.
  • Yellow eyes.

What to expect?

If your baby is diagnosed with physiological jaundice by a health professional you should seek immediate medical help if:

  • Your baby doesn’t feed properly or seems sick.
  • Has pale stools or dark (the color of dark tea or coca-cola) urine.

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