A 25-year-old female asked:
Hi. i have a 6 month old baby. doctors told me shehas a problem with chromosome 8 .could you tell me what can i do for her please?
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Dr. Christine Homanswered
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Genetics: You will want to see a specialist in Medical Genetics. Meanwhile, love your baby, talk to her and play with her. All babies benefit from as rich an outside world as you can provide.
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Support/love: They all have health care needs, and yours will need a regular source of care with a pediatrician or family doc you trust.She will also need to see some specialists in areas required by her defect. These would include a geneticist, and might involve others if specific problems are identified. I would get her into an early childhood program and find a support group for parents of special need kids
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Last updated Jun 11, 2016
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