baby could have down syndrome epicnthic folds sticks tongue out a lot

Justme - posted on 06/08/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am so worried right now. Ever since my baby was born she was sticking her tongue out. But when she was sleeping it wasn't out but as she got older and started eating baby food she seems to stick it out more. Its not hanging out but she sticks out and curls it up and I have always thought it was so cute until I got to wondering if she was ok. I did a google search and it stated that babies that have tongues that stick out could have downs or some other syndroms. I will love my baby no matter what but it really concerns me. I hope she is ok though. So I take her to the doctor today for a ear infection and I tell the pediatrian what is concerning me. She told me that she had already though of downs and that she had another marker too which was epicanthic fold around the eyes too. I never noticed this. I see it now but it not bad just a little bit. I asked her if I need to be concerned and she said not right now because she was doing well and had great muscle tone. She said she will usually send a baby for test around 9 to 12 months if it seems like the baby hadn't grown into its tongue. She said some babies just like to stick out their tongues. When I was pregnant I had major test done to check for downs at 12 weeks. They did blood test of me and ultrasounds to test for downs and they came back negative. This is a test that is new that just came out in 2012. They told me it was 99 percent accurate. I told the dr this and she said we would just keep an eye on it. She said she had already looked for other markers on my daughter and didn't see anything else. I asked her why she hadn't told me and she told me she didn't want to worry me for nothing that she was just keeping an eye on it. I am so worried and stressed and cried all day today. I know she doesn't have a heart defect that comes with ds because her heart was checked in hospital when she was born 6 weeks early. She doesn't look like she has downs but the dr said their r some cases where they don't look it. Have any of you had a baby that had epicanthic fold and was ok?

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Ev - posted on 06/12/2015

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Chanel--

Where do you get your information about Downs Syndrome? Its not caused by vaccines at all. It is a genetic disorder that is checked out on mostly older mothers to see if the child is going to have this issue. I think you need to do your research. Downs happens during the baby's development inside the womb. I have never heard such stuff as vaccines causing this.

I am going to put a quote here from the National Downs Syndrome Society a group that has dedicated itself to this genetic disorder.

Quote: "In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. Regardless of the type of Down syndrome a person may have, all people with Down syndrome have an extra, critical portion of chromosome 21 present in all or some of their cells. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome. Most screening tests involve a blood test and an ultrasound (sonogram). The blood tests (or serum screening tests) measure quantities of various substances in the blood of the mother. Together with a woman's age, these are used to estimate her chance of having a child with Down syndrome." THis is from their web page and just google the name of this organization and look for yourself.

Next time do the homework instead of putting in information that is not proven a fact.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/12/2015

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Oh, here we go again with 'vaccines cause autism/downs. etc...'

Babies like to stick out their tongues, its very common, and yes, my best friend's son had the look of a down's baby, but was not.

Listen to your pediatrician, not strangers on the internet.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/12/2015

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I agree with Evelyn. For God's sake do a google search before you start spouting nonsense

Jodi - posted on 06/12/2015

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For goodness sake, vaccines do NOT cause symptoms of downs syndrome! Anyone believing that clearly hasn't done their research!

Chanel - posted on 06/09/2015

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Justme,
I am sure that I will receive flack over this post but the first thing that comes to mind for me is a negative effect from a vaccine. I hear stories similar to this often where the baby is healthy and then these differences start to show. I do not want to to stir up controversy but if your child is vaccinated maybe look back at the timeline to when she had them and when you started to see more prevalent signs. Hope this helps

Justme - posted on 06/09/2015

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It shows I have a reply to my post but for some reason I cant pull it up. How do I do that?

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