When to get medical advice
Your baby will usually be examined for signs of jaundice within 72 hours of being born as part of the newborn physical examination.
If your baby develops any signs of jaundice after this time, speak to your midwife, health visitor or a GP as soon as possible for advice.
In most cases, jaundice is harmless and is not a sign of an underlying condition.
It usually clears up on its own by the time a baby is 2 weeks old.
While jaundice is not usually a cause for concern, it's important to determine whether your baby needs treatment.