This is very common indeed and this kind of jaundice is known as physiological jaundice which is not usually dangerous for the baby. Also this kind of jaundice is prolonged by breast feeding in some infants. Most babies only regain their birthweight by the age of 10 days after first losing some weight in the days after birth.This is probably normal for your baby and I would not suggest that you rush into bottle feeding him as you seem to be doing well at breast feeding your baby.It all really depends on how deeply your baby is still jaundiced. He should have a test done to measure his bilirubin levels. It would be best to ask your paediatrician to see your baby earlier.
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