Hyperbilirubinemia - breast-feeding
Your child's skin and whites of the eyes (sclera) will look yellow.
Signs and tests
Laboratory tests that may be done include:
- Bilirubin level (total and direct)
- Complete blood count
- Blood smear to look at blood cells
- Reticulocyte count to look at slightly immature red blood cells
- Blood typing
In some cases, a blood test to check for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) may be done. G6PD is a protein that helps red blood cells work properly.