Support protocol 2: For babies at home
Learn how to support the bioelectric and circadian systems of a newborn showing signs of jaundice at home
Help! I’m at home and my baby is showing signs of jaundice. What can I do?
Protect your baby’s blood-brain barrier. As long as the blood-brain barrier and other cellular membranes remain intact, the bilirubin can’t harm them and will continue providing antioxidant protection to your baby. Stress and certain medications can increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. Review this possibility with any tests or medications suggested by your doctor.
Release your fears. Find joy in the present moment and ways to communicate that relaxation to your baby. This will help them pee and poop, the easiest way to clear bilirubin. If breastfeeding, relaxation will also help your milk flow. It can be helpful to remember the yellow pigment is a powerful antioxidant. It’s your baby’s natural way of protecting themselves from the natural stresses they are going throug…