Quoting Rose Barranco:" <blockquote><b>Quoting White Chocolate Milk:</b>" My son had jaundice pretty bad. Do ... [snip!] ... him..she said because he is 8 days old it's not that bad, I just get worried and his eyes are yellow..he weighed 8lbs at birth"
My son was a little bigger than that at birth. He was 13 when we were discharged and at his 5 day check up his levels were at 21. It took quite a few days to get him down to 12 which was when they allowed him to come off the lights. Usually anything 18 and above is when they want to do lights and treatment. I know it is horrible to worry about your new little baby but he will be fine. Just make sure he is eating every 2 hours. And give him time in the sun whenever you can. The eating is super important now because that's how it gets out of his system.