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How do I find out if my baby is brain damaged?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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Some signals after birth can signal the possibility of brain injury.
Difficulty stabilizing breathing & temperature, seizures, failure to establish a feeding pattern etc. Normal early course is no guarantee.. Data published in the 80's showed some CP kids had nl preg/labor/delivery & no early signs. A developmental eval & a variety of tests can pick up some problems early.

In brief: No short answer

Some signals after birth can signal the possibility of brain injury.
Difficulty stabilizing breathing & temperature, seizures, failure to establish a feeding pattern etc. Normal early course is no guarantee.. Data published in the 80's showed some CP kids had nl preg/labor/delivery & no early signs. A developmental eval & a variety of tests can pick up some problems early.
Dr. James Ferguson
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