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Treatment The bilirubin levels for initiative of phototherapy varies depends on the age and health status of the newborn. However any newborn with a total serum bilirubin greater than 359 umol/l ( 21 mg/ dL ) should receive phototherapy. Phototherapy Infants with neonatal jaundice are treated with colored light called phototherapy Exposing infants to high levels of colored light breaks down the bilirubin. . Phototherapy is the most effective way of breaking down a neonate’s bilirubin. Phototherapy works through a process of isomerization that changes the bilirubin into water- soluble isomers that can be passed without getting stuck in the liver. [6] [7] Increased feedings help move bilirubin through the neonate’s metabolic system [11] . The light can be applied with overhead lamps, which means that the baby's eyes need to be covered, or with a device called a Biliblanket , which sits under the baby's clothing close to its skin. Light therapy
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