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Posted by: amy | 2008/12/31

drinking orange juice during pregnancy

Can drinking orange juice during pregnancy have an influence on whether the baby has jaundice after birth?

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Dear Amy
Not at all. Jaundice is caused by the (normal) breakdown of red blood cells and when the baby's liver is still a bit ineffective in the beginning, it can't remove all the pigment and then baby gets jaundiced. It usually clears up within a week. A baby who has incompatible blood group to the mother or bleeds internally with birth can develop a more prolonged and serious jaundice
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