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Baby jaundice

CLDF’s Yellow Alert campaign supports, informs and educates parents, carers and health professionals on the signs and symptoms of prolonged jaundice in newborn babies, promoting early diagnosis and appropriate referral for liver disease.

Information for Parents and Carers

It is not uncommon for new born babies to become jaundiced at birth. Jaundice does not necessarily mean a baby is ill but if it does not disappear normally - usually at around two to three weeks old - it should be investigated.

Further information for parents and carers is available on CLDF’s dedicated Yellow Alert website and you can download our Yellow Alert Pack, which is full of useful information.

Information for Professionals

CLDF is passionate about raising awareness of paediatric liver disease and has developed a suite of valuable tools for midwives and health visitors, as well as other healthcare professionals.

Information includes:

  • jaundice protocol booklet giving step by step guidance on what to look for
  • poster for surgeries and clinics
  • stool chart to track the colour of stools and stay alert to the warning signs of prolonged jaundice in newborns.


To find out more, visit CLDF’s Yellow Alert website

The information on this site is for guidance only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. ALWAYS check with your medical team if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment. CLDF is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any form of damages resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information on this site.