Way to go, CDC!!
I cannot tell you how much the link above (that I don't know how to make clicky...sorry...) warms my heart. WAY TO GO, GOVERNMENT! Finally. Let's get the message out that JAUNDICE IS DANGEROUS and no baby, ever, should suffer brain damage as a result of jaundice.
I will tell you, every single one of my friends/relatives to have a baby born since Scotty, I have said a quiet prayer and asked, "Please don't let the baby become jaundiced. And if they do, please give the family a competent pediatrician." In some cases, I've personally contacted friends, reiterated to them what happened to us, and told them to stay on top of jaundice. I've been tempted to email a few mommy bloggers out there who are major breast-feeding proponents and tell them about the dangers of jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia is most commonly seen in exclusively-breast fed infants). During that Junior League political-action committee event, while the state senators were speaking, the only thing I could think about (other than investing in women) was how could I pass legislation that highlighted the tragic consequences of untreated jaundice. Even one case of kernicterus is too many.
Although we escaped the scary, scary fall-out of hyperbilirubinemia, I would be devastated if it affected anyone else, either. So please, pass the link on and tell your pregnant friends: JAUNDICE IS DANGEROUS.