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When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

Dr. Sue Hall Dr. Hall
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When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

That depends...: It depends on how early your baby was. A premie's development is compared with others who are the same "corrected age" (chronologic age minus the number of weeks or months the baby was born early) until age two, when most will be "caught up" developmentally with their chronologic age-mates (babies born on the same date as they were). If a baby is only mildly preterm, he may catch up earlier. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic Chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more


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Baby's Down syndrome test results are definite, right?

Baby's Down syndrome test results are definite, right?

Chromosome accurate: If you mean chromosomal analysis, the results will be definite. ...Read more

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My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

Completely Normal: It sounds like your 10 month old is hitting all the appropriate developmental milestones. Saying mama and dada is right on time. Other noises like grunting and babbling are normal as well. Continue to engage your son and read him lots of books to encouraged language development. Enjoy every step, it goes by fast! ...Read more

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Babies crawling backwards sign of intelligence?

Babies crawling backwards sign of intelligence?

No: Crawling is not even considered a milestone of development. 50% of babies do not crawl, but go straight from sitting to standing with support. ...Read more

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Is Down syndrome inherited?

Is Down syndrome inherited?

Not usually: The only way to inherit down syndrome is if one parent has down syndrome and passes 2 copies of chromosome 21. Few people with ds reproduce, so that is not usually a factor. ...Read more

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8M baby boy failing to thrive? Born 3.5Kg, drop to P10% at 2M; keep at P5-6%, now P20%. HC 40%. Height 50%. Av gain/month 550gr. All milestones met!

8M baby boy failing to thrive? Born 3.5Kg, drop to P10% at 2M; keep at P5-6%, now P20%. HC 40%. Height 50%. Av gain/month 550gr. All milestones met!

Mgt: The percentiles of normal growth may vary with age. If he is otherwise well and following his curve and meeting milestones, he probably is fine. I would recommend a variety of solids and introducing food types several times. Are his stools normal? Please check that his newborn CF screen is negative. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between trisomy 21 and down syndrome?

What's the relationship between trisomy 21 and down syndrome?

Name game: Dr.Langdon Down worked at a home for the retarded in Britain in the 1800's.He was credited for the first published description of the syndrome that would carry his name. After the human chromosomes were identified and numbered in the 1950's, DS was studied and trisomy 21 was identified in most. Later studies show an extra piece of a specific area of the 21 is all that is needed to have DS. ...Read more

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Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

No: Down's Syndrome is caused by a translocation of the 21st chromosome. The cause of Goldenhar syndrome is not exactly clear. Totally unrelated syndromes. ...Read more

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Baby boy head circum. at birth was 37 cm, at 4 mos.- 44.5.Had head u/s at that point.ALL NORMAL.Today at 7 mos. its 47.5 cm if not 48. Developing normally, a big boy - 9.5 kg,72 cm.Should I disregard the percentile charts?Can this increase be normal?

Baby boy head circum. at birth was 37 cm, at 4 mos.- 44.5.Had head u/s at that point.ALL NORMAL.Today at 7 mos. its 47.5 cm if not 48. Developing normally, a big boy - 9.5 kg,72 cm.Should I disregard the percentile charts?Can this increase be normal?

Head circumference. : As long as the head circumference is tracking along the same percentile and with normal developmental progress, all that is needed is close followup with your child's PCP. Based on the information you provided, the head circumference is on the upper end of normal (~98th percentile). A family history of individuals with large heads, if present, make the head circumference stats less concerning. ...Read more

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Can you please define Down syndrome inheritance pattern ?

There is none: You do not inherit ds from your parents in the traditional dominant or recessive fashion. During formation of the egg, only one of a pair of the 23 separate chromosomes is present so the sperm bringing 23 will reestablish the 46. Ds occurs when an extra 21 (or piece of a 21) is present in the egg after conception. This is a chromosome number change, not an inherited trait. ...Read more

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How does Down syndrome affect your speech development?

Delayed speech: Children with Down syndrome usually exhibit delayed speech development. They should receive at least the same speech stimulation at home and receive early intervention services including speech stimulation therapy. ...Read more

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Babys in womb with Down syndrome have short limbs?

Babys in womb with Down syndrome have short limbs?

Yes.: Checking limb length on ultrasound can be one of the ways to screen for downs syndrome. ...Read more

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My 8m baby, is now learning to sit and stand/walk at the same time?Is it normal? He seems happy with the baby walker.

My 8m baby, is now learning to sit and stand/walk at the same time?Is it normal? He seems happy with the baby walker.

Es!: Though there are estimated "milestones" for rolling, crawling, cruising and walking, every child is different. Many babies cannot sit or crawl well until 8 mos old. Your baby sounds healthy and " on schedule". Take good care. ...Read more

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Abnormal for 6.5 m.o to tuck thumbs in fists intermittently? grasps and transfers objects appropriately and otherwise has reached milestones on time

Abnormal for 6.5 m.o  to tuck thumbs in fists intermittently? grasps and transfers objects appropriately and otherwise has reached milestones on time

From birth-8 weeks, : intermittent " cortical thumbs" can be normal Fine motor skills at 6 ½ -7 mos. = "raking " a pellet into the palm with the index finger, a "scissors" grasp to pick up small objects between the thumb & index finger & self-feeding crackers. Prenatal risk factors for CP + abnormal neurological exam or parental concern warrant assessment by WI's Early Intervention Program. Call (800) 642-7837. ...Read more

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14 month boy still toddles unbalanced after 5 weeks of walking, holds arms near shoulder level; very tall off charts. Is that normal?

14 month boy still toddles unbalanced after 5 weeks of walking, holds arms near shoulder level; very tall off charts. Is that normal?

Evaluate Milestones: Your 14 mos old "walks unbalanced"; is "very tall off charts". Making an assessment of his development based on his walking alone is inadequate. A complete evaluation of his milestones is crucial in diagnosing developmental delay vs. a late bloomer. His growth history can elucidate many medical conditions. See your pediatrician soon, early intervention is key if your son is showing some delays. ...Read more

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At what age does tourette's syndrome start?

At what age does tourette's syndrome start?

It can vary: Adhd & obsessive-compulsive disorder form a classic triad with tourette syndrome. Adhd symptoms often start first, at age 3-5. Onset of tics is ~ age 7.The range is age 3-8, with motor tics usually preceding vocal tics. Tics wax & wane, peaking in intensity ~ age 10, fluctuating in adolescence & often improving in early adulthood. See www.Tsa-usa.Org for guidance. ...Read more

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Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Down syndrome: It is not at all uncommon to see clumsy behavior in children with down's syndrome. ...Read more

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