When Elizabeth was born her Bili level was 8.6 which is right below the level of having Jaundice. The next few days her levels climbed little by little mostly due to not getting enough food from me. Because of this she also lost 9oz of her birth weight. When we left the hospital she weighed 6lbs 2oz and her Bili level was at 14. Because of this our pediatrician suggested we give her a formula bottle with each feeding to get her levels down. Every day since we left the hospital we have had to go back up to the hospital to get her levels checked. They climbed to 15 but have now started going down to 14.6. I am very lucky that she didn't have to be under any lights and so far we haven't had to bring home a Bili blanket. We just have to give her 20 minutes of sunlight through a window each day and give her a formula bottle with each feeding.
Here are some pics of our hospital stay:
|Daddy & Liz right after being born|
|Our little family|
|Going home outfit|