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Neonatal Jaundice: My Experience With Baby Arissa

What is Neonatal Jaundice? 

Neonatal Jaundice (NNJ) or neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia is one of the most common medical conditions in newborn babies.

Just like the definition itself, this is the most common medical conditions in newborn babies, hence Arissa was also one of those who had jaundice. When we were at Pantai Hospital KL, her levels were not that high and doctor told us that there was no need to perform phototherapy and we were discharged on the 3rd day.

My husband then registered Arissa’s birth with Klinik Kesihatan Puchong Batu 14 and the nurses came to our house to check on Arissa and I on our 3rd day back at home. They did a visual assessment (“check Kuning”) on Arissa and told us that we need to go back to Klinik Kesihatan to check her bilirubin level. Continue reading “Neonatal Jaundice: My Experience With Baby Arissa”