Infant Jaundice Pictures

From yellowing skin to phototherapy, learn how to detect and treat jaundice.

infant jaundice

tali ditye author mommyhood101  By: Tali Ditye, Ph.D., Co-founder
  Updated: April 29, 2023

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Some parents notice that their newborns and infants have a slight hint of yellow or orange to their skin, and in the whites of their eyes.

We gathered some photos of jaundice to help you figure out if your baby might be jaundiced and how it compares to other babies.

What is Jaundice?

Jaundice is characterized by a yellowish coloring of the skin and the whites of the eyes. In most healthy babies, jaundice is not a severe problem.

In fact, 60% of newborns have some degree of jaundice. Premature babies are particularly likely to have jaundice, but it can also arise in babies born at term.

What Causes Jaundice?

Jaundice is caused by an excess of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is normally eliminated naturally by the liver, though liver function can be limited in newborns and cause high bilirubin levels that turn the skin and eye whites a bit yellow.

Pictures of Jaundice

Below are several pictures of jaundice. Questions? Ask your child's pediatrician!

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