My DD is 8 days old today. At her 5 day check up the Dr recommended a bilirubin check which came back at 19. She recommended a bill-blanket in home and going on formula for a couple of day (gasp). The formula option was out of the question so we opted for the blanket. Her level went down to 18.2 the next day, then 15 the next day. We opted to stop using the biliblanket today and when they came to pick it up they took another sample and just called that the level had only dropped to 14.9.
I plan to have her in the window all day tomorrow and am feeding her as much as her little tummy can take. Now I'm wondering if we should've kept the blanket through the weekend. It's a hassle being tied down to the machine and jaundice seems to be something that a lot of newborns deal with. DS had it and window treatment worked but I can't remember his level.
Is anyone else dealing with jaundice and what are you doing? I can't stand the thought of her having to go to the hospital for treatment but from what I've heard below 17 is treatable without lights.