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MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46865 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Krystie321:" the only treatment i ever heard of was putting them under lights and our hospitals in mass dont do that anymore. if thats what your afraid of then your only sure bet would be to formula feed only."


Errr... why don't they do that anymore? Jaundice can get so bad that it can destroy baby's liver. I don't think that's something to toy around with....

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Errr... why don't they do that anymore? Jaundice can get so bad that it can destroy baby's liver. I don't think that's something to toy around with...."


dd had it and i guess because babies were being burned? thats what 2 dif pedis told us. dd had a beliruben of 14 and we just had to keep feeding her formula and bf mix... i finally gave in and just did formula because i wasnt producing enough. I know its serious and i feel like our doctors and hospitals didnt take dd's case serious enough. im just going by what we were told.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9527 posts
27th Feb '13

Our insurance covered the Billy Bed. We kept it for a week and I never had to use formula. In fact, I was told to keep him on the breast as much as possible. Not sure why they'd tell you to do he opposite.

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Sara McPhail:" Our insurance covered the Billy Bed. We kept it for a week and I never had to use formula. In fact, I ... [snip!] ... use formula. In fact, I was told to keep him on the breast as much as possible. Not sure why they'd tell you to do he opposite."


because i wasnt producing enough. and a mix was better then just bf because i needed to push it out.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7804 posts
status 27th Feb '13

I was told to formula feed because my milk hadnt come in. It was in an effort to avoid phototherapy. It does not always work. It sure as heck didn't work for my daughter. She just got worse and worse. So hospitals not having light therapy available is dangerous and a load of bs on their part in my opinion. They explained to us that we had to take her out every four hours and they changed her position to avoid burns.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46865 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Krystie321:" dd had it and i guess because babies were being burned? thats what 2 dif pedis told us. dd had a beliruben ... [snip!] ... its serious and i feel like our doctors and hospitals didnt take dd's case serious enough. im just going by what we were told."

Something must have been wrong with the bili bed then because that's just unheard off.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57849 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting kate & tilly:" I was told to formula feed because my milk hadnt come in. It was in an effort to avoid phototherapy. ... [snip!] ... in my opinion. They explained to us that we had to take her out every four hours and they changed her position to avoid burns."


This.
They gave me until she was 5 days old and when my milk had not arrived, they told me to supplement formula. My milk came in shortly after. I am hoping my milk comes in sooner this time around because those 5 days were nervewracking.

one of each 4 me Due January 8; TTC since Mar 2014; 3 kids; Ohio 6216 posts
27th Feb '13

my daughter was jaundiced and they sent her home and told me to keep an eye on her. when she wouldn't wake up i took her back. they said that they needed to supplement with formula and i let them. she was kept under the bili light for 2-3 days (i can't remember) and given formula and breast milk. after that she never had formula again and she slowly stopped being yellow

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 108999 posts
28th Feb '13

For Ash, she was put under the lights and BF'd.
Noone suggested supplementing, but we did go for a couple of days after being released to ensure her levels were lowering