A mother arrives at the clinic with a 7 day old term baby for a well baby weight check.

The baby is breast and formula feeding every 2-4 hours. The baby has 11 wet diapers and 6 dirty diapers per day.

Baby is 4,463 grams today (birthweight was: 4,337).

You notice the baby looks slightly jaundiced, so you requested the following lab tests, results below:

Lab Results:

Total Bilirubin: 199 umol/L

Conjugated Bilirubin: 10 umol/L

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Authors

Dr. Susan Bannister

Susan.Bannister@ahs.ca

Mike Paget

mkpaget@ucalgary.ca

Manager - Academic Technologies - Cumming School of Medicine

Dr. Hosanna Au

Reviewer

Dr. Karen Forbes