The Characteristics Of Down Syndrome In Infants Aged 2 Months?
I want to ask. My baby is 2 months old. 1. my baby’s hands are simian line (straight line from end to end. Is that a sign of a down syndrome? 2. My child sleeps like stretching and growling why is that well? His breath likes the sound of grok 2. Even though I don’t have a cold, why is it? 5. His stomach sometimes likes the rumbling of a stomach, what is a sign of lack of breast milk, my child is full of breast milk, invited to chat well, not like the others, Blom can eye contact is that normal?
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1. Down syndrome is a congenital birth defect characterized by a low intelligence and typical physical abnormalities (including smaller head size, flat back of the head, outer corner of eye rising up, there are white spots on the black eyes, ears small, flat nose bones, small mouth, short neck, skin behind the neck sagging, small legs, short fingers, wide palms with one hand line / simian line, weak muscles / supple and low birth weight). Although one of the characteristics of the physical form of a patient with Down syndrome is Simian Line, but that does not mean this characteristic is the basis that someone with Simian line is Down Syndrome. Need further examination whether the baby's mother has Down syndrome or not. Because simian line can also occur in normal people who don't have any health problems. It also can occur in other birth defects, such as fetal alcohol syndrome and arskog syndrome.
2. Stretching or growling during sleep in infants is normal. This is a form of effort for the baby's body to stretch its muscles. You don't need to worry too much about this.
3. Upset reaction when suckling may be caused by the flow of breast milk is too heavy or too slow. Can also be caused by a certain taste or odor in the breast of the mother. Therefore, when the breast is full (the breast feels and feels tight), pump it before breastfeeding the baby. Or, the mother can also clamp the breast above the black part of the breast between the index finger and middle finger, so that the two fingers function like valves. Whereas when the breasts are deflated and the baby starts to fuss when suckling, it indicates that the milk in the breast is not enough for the baby, so the mother can immediately move the baby to the other breast. Don't forget to eat healthy and nutritious food and complete with fruits and vegetables so that your milk production is sufficient for the baby. Mothers should also pay attention to personal hygiene, especially the breast. It is better to clean the breasts with warm water each time before breastfeeding the baby. Make sure you wash clothes, especially bras, until they are clean and do not contain washing soap again.
4. Breath like colds in infants is also normal as long as no other symptoms are accompanied. This is due to the baby's airways which are still in developmental stages. Later the sound will decrease until it disappears according to the age of the baby. However, if accompanied by the following symptoms, immediately bring the baby to the nearest hospital emergency room for further examination. Maybe the baby has airway disorders. These symptoms are:
a. the baby looks short of breath or
b. there is a deep pull in the gap above the collarbone or between the ribs or near the blade or
c. baby's lips look blue or
d. the baby has a fever and seems weak
5. Breast milk is the best food for babies. One of the advantages is that it is easily digested for the baby's digestive system which is still in developmental stages. Because it is easily digested, it causes the baby to quickly feel hungry or thirsty again. So that the rumbling of the stomach might indicate that the baby needs breastfeeding again. Sometimes some babies even want to suckle again after the previous half or an hour ago just suckle. This is normal. The longest distance between baby feeding time is 3 hours. If after 3 hours of breastfeeding before the baby is still sleeping, then the mother must wake him up to breastfeed again.
6. Infants aged 2-3 months already have sharper eyesight. The baby's two eyes begin to work together to see more clearly. So that the baby is able to follow the movements of an object and try to grab something he sees. At this age, baby's vision is learning to shift gaze from one object to another without moving his head. However, the coordination of the two eyes of the baby is not optimal, so sometimes the mother may look at the child's eyes like a squint, even though it may be normal. Therefore, if the mother does not find any eye contact at all for the baby, even though he is 2 months old and Mother has tried to stimulate her vision by displaying objects that are striking in color / interesting or by making sounds, then you should consult with a pediatrician. So that further inspection can be done.
Thus hopefully useful.