I have a 5 week old baby girl who has been jaundiced since birth (can especially tell in whites of her eyes). At the last appointment we had a blood test which showed elevated bilirubin, particularly the direct component (almost 60%). We are set to see a liver specialist next week but I am pretty worried. Everything on the internet says that with conjugated jaundice in a newborn it is never "normal". I am fearing the worst but is there any chance this isn't a big deal. Can it just resolve on its own? I haven't seen anything that says what percent of those with this symptom require serious intervention so it seems like 100%! Thanks in advance.
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