Day 154/365: Sunbathing for Newborn Baby

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June 3, 2011

Sun bath is very beneficial for babies. This is one way to break down bilirubin. What is bilirubin?

Sunbathing activities for the new baby is a mandatory routine. Despite the positive effect, newborn babies can only get the advantage when in the sun under eight in the morning. The best time is from 7am to 8am. You could take out the house before or after a shower in the morning. Duration, between 10 – 15 minutes.

Breaking process bilirubin. Sometimes a newborn baby looks yellow skin or eyes. This is bilirubin. Bilirubin is the yellow pigment from the red blood cell solution to be wasted through the placenta into the mother’s body when the baby is still in the womb. However, when the baby is born, the process should not last longer.

Unstable. When newborn infants are physiologically not ready to break bilirubin. That is the reason why new-born babies should be dried in the sun in the morning. In general, after the baby is born from day to 3 to 5, bilirubin levels will peak. On day 7 to 10, levels began to decline with gradually. Because the baby’s liver function began to work with the optimal.

In premature infants, this process would have a longer time. Neonatalogi specialist (neonatal experts) will monitor the baby’s bilirubin levels and will encourage the baby to stay several days longer in the hospital, to get treatment.

Strengthen bones, strengthen the bond. If your baby was given permission to go home without a high bilirubin level problems, you still need to hang your baby. This activity of bilirubin-solving process in order to perfect and complete. Thus, a yellowish color of the skin gradually lost the baby. Drying the newborn is also good for bone growth and opportunity for you to bond / bonding with baby. Happy sunbathing!!!


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