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Did your newborn get it? For how long? It's day 4 and my little man still has a bit of it. I can't imagine he isn't getting enough milk, he is nursing like crazy!!

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My daughter had it for maybe three days. Our doc said it was nothing to worry about, but I had never heard of/seen it before
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My son also had it. I believe my doc said it was uric acid crystals. I don't remember how long it lasted exactly but I do know he was still having it on day 4 because we stayed at the hospital 2 days and I know we saw it several days after we were home. It freaked me out the first time I saw it cause I had never heard of it before. I would think it should be gone by the end of the first week.


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Its the bilirubin being peed out.  Finn had it for at least 3-4 days.


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could also be a dehydration clue. that's what i've read


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The first 3-4 pees he had it. I was told that it's crystals and does signal that the body isn't getting enough fluid, but it's pretty typical very early on. I know after the fourth pee his urine was pretty clear.

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The color of the urine tells you whether baby is getting enough milk to keep him adequately hydrated. Pale or water-colored urine suggests adequate hydration; darker, apple-juice-colored urine (after the first four days) suggests that baby is not getting enough milk. If your baby is not getting sufficient amounts of milk, you may notice a "brick dust" residue on the diaper, due to urate crystals from overconcentrated urine (a normal finding in the first few days), which should disappear after increasing baby's milk intake. Talk to your doctor to determine if your baby needs extra milk during the time he is learning to breastfeed more efficiently.
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could also be a dehydration clue. that's what i've read


Malcolm had it for a day and half or so. My midwives said that with him nursing it would go away. Has your milk come in?


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The first 3-4 pees he had it. I was told that it's crystals and does signal that the body isn't getting enough fluid, but it's pretty typical very early on. I know after the fourth pee his urine was pretty clear.

From Dr. Sears-

The color of the urine tells you whether baby is getting enough milk to keep him adequately hydrated. Pale or water-colored urine suggests adequate hydration; darker, apple-juice-colored urine (after the first four days) suggests that baby is not getting enough milk. If your baby is not getting sufficient amounts of milk, you may notice a "brick dust" residue on the diaper, due to urate crystals from overconcentrated urine (a normal finding in the first few days), which should disappear after increasing baby's milk intake. Talk to your doctor to determine if your baby needs extra milk during the time he is learning to breastfeed more efficiently.


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