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high rubybellon levels 1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
24th Oct '12

The baby has high rubybellon levels and they wanted to keep him for light therapy over night again but I talked the doctor into letting me try at home first. I only have until tomorrow morning so what can I do to help him besides sunlight and breastfeeding?

[Mika] ♥ 21 weeks! Due December 8 (boy); TTC since Sep 2011; 1 child; Australia 1923 posts
24th Oct '12

do you mean bilirubin?

Olive ♥ 1 child; North Carolina 4902 posts
24th Oct '12

Bilirubin* ;) Is it possible to get a bili blanket so he can have the lights at home? LO was preemie and they sent him home the day after I had him with a blanket. He wore that for a week and a nurse came everyday to check his levels.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
24th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Mika]♥Lili's Mum:</b>" do you mean bilirubin? "</blockquote>




Yeah sorry. I haven't slept much this week.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
24th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Olive ♥:</b>" Bilirubin* ;) Is it possible to get a bili blanket so he can have the lights at home? LO was preemie ... [snip!] ... sent him home the day after I had him with a blanket. He wore that for a week and a nurse came everyday to check his levels."</blockquote>




I should ask about that.

Olive ♥ 1 child; North Carolina 4902 posts
24th Oct '12
Quoting 1inpink2inblue:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Olive ♥:</b>" Bilirubin* ;) Is it possible to get a bili ... [snip!] ... He wore that for a week and a nurse came everyday to check his levels."</blockquote> I should ask about that."

Yes, definitely. It's still a miserable process to have him on lights, but it takes a lot of stress off to have him at home with you.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
24th Oct '12

Sun light helps.

Chrissy&Baby322 17 kids; Michigan 26 posts
24th Oct '12

Lots of sunlight, breast feeding and vitamins help. Is he on any vitamins? might be something to ask the doctor too :) my son was born at 30 weeks and had very high Billirubin levels it eventually went down enough where he no longer needed light therapy but he was still yellow-ish when he came home after being in the NICU.