Jaundice is a common condition in newborns, characterized by a yellowing of the skin and eyes due to elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood. At the Newborn Care Center (NBCC), Dr. Shrawan Kumar diligently monitors and manages jaundice in newborns, ensuring effective treatment and optimal outcomes.

Dr. Kumar’s approach to monitoring jaundice at NBCC begins with early detection. Every newborn is assessed for jaundice within the first 24 hours of life. This initial screening includes a physical examination to check for yellowing of the skin and eyes, which can indicate high bilirubin levels. To confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity, Dr. Kumar uses transcutaneous bilirubin meters or blood tests to measure bilirubin levels accurately.

Once jaundice is detected, Dr. Kumar devises a personalized treatment plan based on the severity of the condition. For mild cases, he recommends increased breastfeeding to help eliminate bilirubin through the baby’s stool. Dr. Kumar educates parents on the importance of regular feeding and monitors the baby’s hydration and weight gain to ensure effective bilirubin clearance.

In moderate to severe cases, phototherapy is often required. Dr. Kumar supervises the administration of phototherapy at NBCC, where babies are exposed to a special type of light that helps break down bilirubin in the skin. He ensures that the treatment is safe and effective, monitoring the baby’s bilirubin levels regularly to track progress. Dr. Kumar also educates parents on the phototherapy process, alleviating their concerns and keeping them informed about their baby’s condition.

For the most severe cases, Dr. Kumar is prepared to use advanced treatments, such as exchange transfusions, to rapidly reduce bilirubin levels. His expertise and vigilance ensure that such interventions are performed safely and effectively when necessary.

Dr. Shrawan Kumar’s comprehensive approach to monitoring and managing jaundice at NBCC ensures that every newborn receives the highest standard of care. His dedication to early detection, personalized treatment, and parental education helps safeguard the health and well-being of infants, allowing them to thrive.