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What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

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Dr. Patricia Mcguire answered

Specializes in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Many causes of delay: There can be many causes for developmental delays. Examples of this would be prematurity, genetic conditions, exposure to drugs, alcohol, lead, or maternal infections. Lack of stimulation can also lead to delays, such as infants who are left in their cribs or infant seats for hours at a time with no interaction.

Answered 6/6/2017



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