Those well newborns which fit in definition of physiological jaundice
were not investigated further.
Study of the influence of massage on the physiological jaundice
occurs in exclusively breastfed and formula-fed infants; however, NICE gives 'intention to breastfeed exclusively' as one of the factors contributing to an infant developing significant hyperbilirubinaemia (NICE, 2010: 11).
This would be explained by the fact that up to 80% of preterm babies have physiological jaundice
, peaking towards the end of the first week after birth.
Mild physiological jaundice
normally resolves on its own.
1,2] Some of the most common causes of neonatal jaundice include physiological jaundice
, breast feeding or non feeding jaundice, breast milk jaundice, prematurity leading to jaundice & various pathological causes like haemolytic disease, liver dysfunction, neonatal sepsis, deficiency of G6PD enzyme, hypothyroidism and rare conditions such as gilbert's syndrome etc.