Jaundice is a common and non-threatening disease which is faced by more than half full term born babies. Jaundice occurs on account of poor functioning of the liver wherein bilirubin level of the new born baby is very high.
Babies do not have fully developed liver and therefore are unable to flush out the excess bilirubin from the body and thus accumulation of this leads to jaundice in babies. There are many home remedies for baby jaundice that help bring down the bilirubin levels.
Home Remedies for Baby Jaundice
- The most important thing a mother must keep in her mind is to rotate the breast while feeding the baby so that baby’s stomach is filled completely. Monopolizing on breast feeding leads to babies getting tired and thus they stop sucking milk even when their stomach are not filled. This nutritional deficiency leads to jaundice. Thus mothers should rotate their feeding to avoid the development of jaundice in their kids. Mothers can also take some herbs for more milk production so that their babies are fed well. The bilirubin present in the baby’s liver gets expelled through stools and it is important to feed the baby as often as possible. This helps in reduction of jaundice levels faster.
- New born babies must get sufficient sun light to avoid the development of jaundice in them. Sunlight breaks down the bilirubin levels and leads your baby’s bilirubin to normal levels. Make sure to save your baby’s tender skin from direct sunburns by exposing the baby only to sunlight early in the morning. For natural sunlight, place your baby near the window where sunlight will come to your baby but not directly. Make sure that the light falls at least 5 minutes on the stomach of the baby and 5 minutes on the back of the baby.
- Breastfeeding mothers can take some natural detoxifiers which will help the baby flush out the access bilirubin from their body. Comfrey leaf, dandelion tea and agrimony are some of the great natural detoxifiers which promotes expelling bilirubin faster in the baby.
- Wheat grass juice can also be given in the formula or else breastfeeding mothers can drink this wheat grass juice so that the babies will get that in the milk. Wheat grass juice enhances the enzyme activity in the body that boost up the functionality of the liver. Besides wheat grass also acts as a laxative to help baby from passing stools easily.