Quoting Krystie321:" the only treatment i ever heard of was putting them under lights and our hospitals in mass dont do that anymore. if thats what your afraid of then your only sure bet would be to formula feed only."
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Errr... why don't they do that anymore? Jaundice can get so bad that it can destroy baby's liver. I don't think that's something to toy around with...."
Quoting Sara McPhail:" Our insurance covered the Billy Bed. We kept it for a week and I never had to use formula. In fact, I ... [snip!] ... use formula. In fact, I was told to keep him on the breast as much as possible. Not sure why they'd tell you to do he opposite."
Quoting Krystie321:" dd had it and i guess because babies were being burned? thats what 2 dif pedis told us. dd had a beliruben ... [snip!] ... its serious and i feel like our doctors and hospitals didnt take dd's case serious enough. im just going by what we were told."Something must have been wrong with the bili bed then because that's just unheard off.
Quoting kate & tilly:" I was told to formula feed because my milk hadnt come in. It was in an effort to avoid phototherapy. ... [snip!] ... in my opinion. They explained to us that we had to take her out every four hours and they changed her position to avoid burns."