In this day and age, most new parents share their first baby moments on social media with friends and family.
It’s obvious that this father is one of those parents, but he decided to share one particular photo with the community on Reddit.
The community’s response showed their delight and love for the photo, which the father captioned playfully “My daughter’s first bath didn’t go so well.”.
Vespera23, however, pointed out that the baby’s eyes looked yellow, which may indicate an underlying health issue.
What color are her eyes?”” wrote Vespera23 . It looks a bit like it, but the whole picture is a bit yellow tinted. Jaundice is a symptom of hyperbilirubinemia in babies, which is very common in the first few days/weeks of life. Especially if her eyes/skin seem yellow in person and she hasn’t seen a doctor, she may benefit from a checkup. Source: “I’m a paranoid pediatrician.”
According to Stanford Children’s Health, hyperbilirubinemia affects 60% of newborn babies. A newborn’s body cannot effectively expel toxins when there is too much bilirubin in its blood. Mild cases are not usually a problem, but severe cases can result in seizures and brain d.a.m.a.g.e.
Vespera23’s concerns turned out to be valid, and her father responded to her, “our pediatrician is aware and monitoring.”
It’s good to know that there are professionals online who are looking out for everyone’s best interests-especially the health of these adorable newborn babies.