Support protocol 3: For babies in the hospital
Learn how to support the bioelectric and circadian systems of a newborn showing signs of jaundice in a hospital
Considerations for babies in the hospital:
Your baby may already be on medications by the time the jaundice starts to appear. Review all literature available about any medications in use (or being offered):
Is the medication known to affect the blood-brain barrier or compete for albumin binding? If it does, are alternatives available? Will you start a medical jaundice treatment at a lower threshold if baby is known to be on a medication or have a condition that reduces the blood-brain barrier?
Is the medication known to increase photosensitivity? If it does, will phototherapy times be reduced? Will alternatives, such as wet-cupping, be considered?
Phototherapy is dehydrating for you baby, and donor milk, formula, and/or extra fluids are likely to be required. This depends on your baby’s age and if your milk has come in or not. These milk alternatives will not have the night/day hormonal signals that your breast…