I'm back with more challenges
My 4-week-old developed jaundice on his second day of birth. They tested his bili levels in the hospital and they were okay. He is still jaundiced now at 4 weeks. His jaundice has not gotten worse, however. I have read that when you breastfeed, the jaundice can linger a bit longer. Have any of you noticed this? We were at the ped's office today and I mentioned it to him. He said he is still a little jaundice and mentioned we can go get his bili tested at the hospital to see what the numbers are. (The ped did say his eyes weren't yellow anymore even though they look a tiny, tiny bit yellow in the corners to me but the doc said they weren't.)) Since I read that breastfeeding can prolong the jaundice and that as long as the baby is pooping, peeing, and eating normally they are okay, I really did not want to take him to the hospital to get tested as I don't think it's necessary but I'm not sure. I even wonder if I didn't mention it to the doctor, if he would have even brought it up. If they did the test in the doctor's office, I would surely have had it done but is it that necessary that I need to make a trip to the hospital? Any suggestions/advice/experience?
Is it crucial I have him tested at this point?