Baby Justin was jaundiced on the forth day of his birth. Jaundice is a common yellow discolouration among newborn, due to the newborn liver's inability to break down bilirubin fast enough. More info about jaundice for newborn can be found here.
Some simple treatments can be done by parents. Among the treatments are encouraging the baby to drink more (so that the bilirubin level in the body can be reduced via urination) or sunbath them. So, we stripped him naked, put on my chest, and let him enjoy the morning (8~10am) sunbath beside the window for roughly about 10 minutes. :-D
The fact is, Justin's prolonged jaundice worries us. But after thorough readings, only to find that breastfed babies tend to take longer time to subside. However, as a precaution, we took him to the pediatrician for some check up (including blood test). We prayed to God, hopefully nothing serious.
Other then jaundice, Justin is growing healthily. Older generation strongly recommends that we should protect Justin's hand with glove. But after reading some informative articles, experts were actually recommending not to wear them too frequent to allow the baby's hand to develop the sense of touch faster. Indeed, it works. Justin learnt how to grab within a week. He'd even tried to explore with his hands by touching, grabbing or even swinging actively. That brought smiles to our face. :-D
Our life had changed. Everything is about our son Justin for now. May God give us strength and wisdom to bring him up to become a healthy and fine gentleman.