Babies are prone to jaundice in the first few days after birth. It is usually not something to get alarmed about and is quite common. It will usually not hurt your baby or cause any permanent damage.
Jaundice in babies is caused due to increased bilirubin levels in the baby’s blood. Bilirubin is a substance that is produced in the body when the red blood cells undergo processes related to their normal break down. Here are some facts that should help you put yourself at ease and not worry too much if your baby has jaundice: