about jaundice amongst newborns...
1. Jemur bawah matahari pagi
- I kind of believe in this since 'berjemur' and phototherapy has some kind of similary don't you agree? Both are using 'light' (as for the phototherapy the bilirubin is converted to some forms so as to enable it to be removed from the body. So far i've jemur Ammar twice, after he got discharged from hospital. Last Sunday his jaundice level increased a bit, about 11.1mg from 10.8mg, which is still below the alert/threshold level. Tomorrow we'll be going to the hospital again to take his reading, hope it'll reduce this time.
2. Minum susu kambing
- I've had received few recommendations from friends/relatives about taking goat's milk to reduce your baby's jaundice. Not sure how true it is, but heck i never try this to any of my sons. My paed is strongly against it, and i've come across one article in newspaper saying goat's milk is difficult to digest, hence is not suitable to newborn bowel system. Any comment?
3. Minum air masak
- Never try this either, since i think and believe mom's milk is good enough for the baby's immune system. I'm not sure how plain water can works to reduce the bilirubin level, and i'm just too plain lazy to google for the info :p Anyone has idea on this...pls do share ok!