Why is my newborn baby’s skin yellow?
A newborn baby should have rosy skin, and if there is any skin discoloration, you are right to be worried. You definitely want to contact your pediatrician to see what’s going on. In most cases, your newborn has a common condition called jaundice.
Up to 60 percent of full-term newborns, and 80 percent of premature infants have jaundice. In a majority of cases, jaundice goes away on its own and it’s not dangerous. However, in cases of severe jaundice, your baby will need to get treated to avoid the potential risk of brain damage.