A mother arrives at the clinic with a 4 day old term baby for a well baby weight check.

The baby is breast milk by bottle feeding every 2-4 hours. The baby has 12 wet diapers and 6 dirty diapers per day.

Baby is 4,282 grams today (birthweight was: 4,134).

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

Lab Results:

Total Bilirubin: 178 umol/L

Conjugated Bilirubin: 13 umol/L

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