Sunbath to treat jaundice
These days, it is very common to find newborns suffering from jaundice after birth.
I was extremely happy when the paed gave clearance for us to go home 3 days after giving birth to my little one as he wasn’t showing any signs of jaundice. We were however, told to come back several days later to check for jaundice again. That got me nervous as I am afraid if he is required to be admitted for phototherapy should jaundice catch up with him.
By the 4th day I saw that the little one has indeed turn a little bit yellow. My mom and I quickly do the necessary to prevent it becoming worse. We sunbath him.
Sunbath is an effective way to treat jaundice in newborns. Let the sun’s rays bathe his entire body especially the belly for about 10 minutes. The best time to do this is between 7-8am.
We did this for 2 consecutive mornings and the next day when we brought him to the paed again, she said he is all good. Phew!
Do you do this too for your newborn? We did this for Ethan when he was born and he too escaped the dreaded jaundice.
By the way, how true is the saying that coconut water helps prevent jaundice in newborns? I don’t know how true that is but I did drink lots of coconut water in my third trimester. I drank it coz I just LOVE coconut water and it kept me cool and refreshed.
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