Yellow Alert Stories

Rachel's Story

“I saw lots of health professionals with my daughter and raised my concerns about her colour and the fact that she wasn’t gaining weight but was told to switch her to formula milk as I mustn’t have sufficient breast milk.

"A question about urine or stool colour at this time would really have helped. When she was four and a half months old I took her to a different GP as I was convinced there was something really wrong. He said “She is yellow – what colour is her poo?” and sent us straight to hospital and she was subsequently diagnosed with PFIC.  Her jaundice had never cleared but because it wasn’t severe enough to need light, it hadn’t raised any alarms. There was a real lack of awareness of liver disease.” 

Rachel

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