Does anyone have any experience with home phototherapy for jaundiced newborns?
My 3yo developed quite a bad case when he was 3/4 days old and he had to be re-admitted for phototherapy. It was a pretty traumatic 36hrs and I was only allowed to hold and BF him for 20 min every 4hrs 😒
I'm expecting #2 and I'm anticipating bub will need the same treatment (given my Asian heritage) - so I'm looking for either hospitals in Sydney that have Biliblankets (which allow skin to skin contact and will facilitate longer BFing) or a midwifery group practice that has home phototherapy available.
I'm based near Blacktown in Sydney but happy to travel and would love to hear from anyone who has done home phototherapy (or knows where I can rent a unit - this is common in the U.S. and UK but seems non-existent here)