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Questions to ask about jaundice in newborn babies

Questions to ask about jaundice in newborn babies

These questions may help you discuss your baby's condition or the treatments that have been offered with your healthcare team.

  • How can I tell if my baby has jaundice?

  • What tests are available to find out if my baby has jaundice?

  • How will I know if my baby needs treatment?

  • Will my baby's jaundice clear up on its own?

  • What sort of support can I get with breastfeeding?

  • Why have you decided my baby should have this particular type of treatment?

  • What are the pros and cons of having this treatment?

  • What will the treatment involve?

  • How long will it take to have an effect?

  • Are there any risks associated with this treatment? Are there any long‑term effects?

  • What other treatment options are there?

  • What would happen if my baby didn't have the treatment?

  • What happens if the treatment doesn't work?

  • How long will the treatment last? Will I be able to feed and cuddle my baby during treatment? If not, when will I be able to see and hold my baby again?

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