Recognizing and Treating Jaundice
View more videos at: http://www.healthsciencechannel.com HSC 162 - What is jaundice? Jaundice is a common condition in newborn infants that usually shows up shortly after birth. In most cases, it goes away on its own. If not, it can be treated easily. A baby has jaundice when bilirubin, which is produced naturally by the body, builds up faster than a newborn's liver can break it down and get rid of it in the baby's stool.