Many newborns show high levels of bilirubin which leads to a condition called jaundice - a temporary yellowing of the skin and white part of the eyes. Your baby's organs cannot yet get rid of excess bilirubin and will need assistance through phototherapy, which can take place right at your bedside. A type of fluorescent light is exposed to your baby and absorbed through their skin which changes the bilirubin into another form that can more easily be excreted in baby's stool and urine. Phototherapy does not damage baby's skin. Bilirubin levels will be routinely monitored and you can continue regular breastfeeding.