I have been a Derbyshire newborn photographer for over 4 years now and have seen many baby’s with jaundice, including my own babies.
What is jaundice?
Jaundice is caused by the normal breakdown of red blood cells. This process releases a chemical called ‘bilirubin’, which makes the skin yellow. Babies break down red blood cells very quickly, but their livers aren’t developed enough to get rid of bilirubin. This results in a bilirubin overload, which causes physiological jaundice.
It occurs in about 50% of full-term newborn babies, and in up to 80% of premature babies.
You can often tell a Newborn has jaundice as it causes the skin and the whites of the eyes to go a yellow colour.
You can read more about Jaundice here.
Will it affect my Newborn session?
Not at all, I see lots of babies with jaundice and it is easily corrected in photoshop.
Here is a before and after photo:
As you can see the yellowness has been reduce in post production, giving to a more natural colour.
So there is no need to put your Newborn Photography Session on hold due to jaundice.
to book your newborn photography session please email Lyn@wingsphotography.co.uk