• Bilirubin

    Bilirubin is a pigment in the blood, urine, and bile that results from the normal breakdown of hemoglobin in the red blood cells. High levels of bilirubin in a baby is called “jaundice.”

     
  • Jaundice

    Jaundice is a yellowish or greenish pigmentation of the skin and whites of the eyes due to high bilirubin levels. Neonatal jaundice is usually harmless, the condition is often seen in infants around the second day after birth, lasting until day 8 in normal births, or to around day 14 in premature births.