Risk factors for hyperbilirubinemia in breastfed term neonates

Ying Juang Chen, Wei Chuan Chen, Chung Ming Chen

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Increased breastfeeding was suggested as a contributing factor to significant hyperbilirubinemia. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with jaundice in exclusively breastfed term neonates. We retrospectively reviewed all consecutively live-born neonates from August 2009 to July 2010 who had complete outpatient department (OPD) follow-up at 15 mg/dl. During the study period, there were 718 deliveries, of which 152 neonates were transferred to the special care nursery or neonatal intensive care unit; 566 neonates were discharged from the nursery, and 243 neonates were excluded: 83 did not return to the OPD, 46 were older than 14 days at OPD follow-up, 44 were

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • Breastfed
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Neonate
  • Transcutaneous bilirubin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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