Every mother and new-born baby deserve the best possible care – before, throughout, and of course after pregnancy – after the baby comes to the world. From the very first day, when you heard the joyous voice – ‘congratulation; you are going to have a baby’ to the period of postpartum when mother struggles to adopt the changes that she faces soon after the birth of the infant, both mother, and child – while in womb and after birth – need best possible mother & child care.
Mother & child care does not only mean to pay attention to both mom and baby, but it also stands for “promoting, preventing, and therapeutically supporting the changes and growth that both mother-child duo faces during and after delivery.” There are several risks that newborn faces after birth and during mother & child care process such risks are needed to be focused and Neonates Jaundice is one of such serious risks that a baby always faces.
Those who take care of mother and new-born should have detailed idea about Neonatal jaundice as it can be fatal if avoided or overlooked.
What is Neonatal Jaundice?
Neonatal jaundice basically occurs when a baby contains a high level of bilirubin – a particular yellow substance which is generated by the body when the old red blood cells replaced in its veins. The liver assists in breaking down the elements so that it can easily be disconnected from the body and get out through the stool. If avoided or not treated on time, it can be fatal for the child.
How to treat jaundice in neonates?
If you are looking for an affordable option to cure jaundice in new-borns; then keeping babies out in filtered sunlight can be the best solution. As medically proven, holding babies exposed to a moderate amount of Ultraviolet rays is an effectual and reasonable option for healing neonatal jaundice – a technology that works via Phototherapy camera. Phototherapy is the most common treatment method for lashing the levels of high bilirubin in baby’s body that cause jaundice.
In the most standard form of phototherapy, the new-born baby lay in a covered plastic crib or incubator and exposed to a particular type of Ultraviolet light which the skin of baby’s body absorbs. Throughout this process, the insoluble bilirubin is converted into another form that later can easily be excreted in the stool and urine.
Is phototherapy harmful to the baby?
No, it doesn’t damage the skin of the baby. The process uses filtered form of ultraviolet sunlight which makes the baby healthier rather than harming it. During the process of phototherapy, a toddler with jaundice may be kept under modified sunlight for several days.
During phototherapy process –
- The baby remains undressed so that the exposure level to the light remains high
- However, the eyes of the child are enclosed so that the nerve layer in retina remains protected from the dazzling light.
- The process of feeding and breastfeeding goes on following a regular schedule.
If you are searching for best treatments for neonates jaundice, Cocoon – a specializedhospital for mother & child care can help you!