Baby Care Advice » Autism in Babies http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 DOES ANYONE KNOW ANY FACTS ON VACCINATIONS FOR BABIES CAUSING AUTISM? http://birthpolicy.org/526/does-anyone-know-any-facts-on-vaccinations-for-babies-causing-autism/ http://birthpolicy.org/526/does-anyone-know-any-facts-on-vaccinations-for-babies-causing-autism/#comments Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:34:54 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/526/does-anyone-know-any-facts-on-vaccinations-for-babies-causing-autism/

Question by leenagirl559:
Does anyone know any facts on vaccinations for babies causing Autism?


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Answer by HiddenBarb
There are no facts yet on the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. The CDC has released a statement saying they are studying the connection.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE LINK OF AUTISM AND PREMATURE BABIES? http://birthpolicy.org/482/what-do-you-think-of-the-link-of-autism-and-premature-babies/ http://birthpolicy.org/482/what-do-you-think-of-the-link-of-autism-and-premature-babies/#comments Fri, 19 Nov 2010 22:36:15 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/482/what-do-you-think-of-the-link-of-autism-and-premature-babies/ Question by Mackenzie B:
What do you think of the link of autism and premature babies?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080402/ap_on_he_me/autism_preemies;_ylt=AjAoK4TNXAcELHbag1FhsDOs0NUE

Does anyone here have an autistic child that was born premature? I was reading this article on yahoo this morning, and wondered.


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Answer by The Reverend Soleil
Even if it’s true, there is not a lot you can do about it — the baby comes when it comes…

Besides which, I’d observe that 1 in 4 babies shows SIGNS of autism — that doesn’t mean they HAVE full-blown autism…

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AUTISM: DO BABIES DISPLAY SYMPTOMS AT AN EARLY AGE OR LATER? http://birthpolicy.org/388/autism-do-babies-display-symptoms-at-an-early-age-or-later/ http://birthpolicy.org/388/autism-do-babies-display-symptoms-at-an-early-age-or-later/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:49:17 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/388/autism-do-babies-display-symptoms-at-an-early-age-or-later/ Question by lysistrata411:
Autism: do babies display symptoms at an early age or later?

Just wondering if it is possible to notice symptoms of autism when your child is a few months old or when it can be diagnosed. What are the signs? I have seem a bit about it on the news recently and it has me interested. Thanks.
My son doesn’t seem to have any symptoms, but I have heard they can develop later. When does that happen if it does? What should I look for?


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Answer by LEDIA
Yes some are diagnosed very young

Some are two our older
I know someone who was five, the parents did not know the sign, and the physician miss it

If you are worry, take your child to a physician that specialize in Autism

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ARE THERE ANY EARLY SIGNS OF AUTISM IN BABIES UNDER OR JUST AROUND A YEAR OLD? http://birthpolicy.org/325/are-there-any-early-signs-of-autism-in-babies-under-or-just-around-a-year-old/ http://birthpolicy.org/325/are-there-any-early-signs-of-autism-in-babies-under-or-just-around-a-year-old/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:47:33 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/325/are-there-any-early-signs-of-autism-in-babies-under-or-just-around-a-year-old/ Question by full-time mommy:
Are there any early signs of autism in babies under or just around a year old?

I’m a worry wart and my stupid mother-in-law made it even worse. She pointed out that whenever my 10 month old son enters a room that he is not entirely familiar w/, he looks around too much and for too long. And that he is so busy looking around that it’s almost impossible to get his attention while holding him. This is true to him, but seems logical to me. But, I have noticed a couple other things that I thought we kind of different and it just made me wonder.


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Answer by A M
Lack of eye contact. Uncontrolled screaming. Lack of meeting developmental goals. If this started after immunizations, this is a real possibility. Some children are born with the defect and it doesn’t always come out. The immunization triggers this defect and the autism appears which would have stayed dormant without the shot. People will thumbs down me and state that it doesn’t give it to the kids, and it doesn’t, it triggers something that was already there. Just keep watching him. The only information you gave to me just sounds like he is very curious. You did not give any other signs. Do some research on it and visit www.thinktwice.com which has other links also where you can get tons of information. There are stories from parents that maybe you can see if the signs are similar or not.

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YEAST INFECTIONS CAUSING AUTISM IN BABIES? http://birthpolicy.org/232/yeast-infections-causing-autism-in-babies/ http://birthpolicy.org/232/yeast-infections-causing-autism-in-babies/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:53:13 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/232/yeast-infections-causing-autism-in-babies/ Question by Mommy to be Sept 09!:
Yeast infections causing autism in babies?

I’m 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant.
I’ve had so many yeast infections during this pregnancy it’s not funny.
Anyways..my mothers friend tells us the other day that having lots of yeast infections while pregnant can cause your baby to have autism. I have never heard this before, but I guess her son has autism. This reasoning just sounds weird to me. Does anyone know about this? I am getting a bit worried now!


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Answer by ARMY*WIFE[Brodys mama lama]
that makes no sense at all. not even a tiny bit.

most parents with kids that have autism just want answers, its probably just one of her theories.

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DOES AUTISM BABIES CRY A LOT OR A LITTLE? http://birthpolicy.org/225/does-autism-babies-cry-a-lot-or-a-little/ http://birthpolicy.org/225/does-autism-babies-cry-a-lot-or-a-little/#comments Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:36:36 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/225/does-autism-babies-cry-a-lot-or-a-little/ Question by Lovely:
Does autism babies cry a lot or a little?

whats the crying rate of an autistic child?
i have to babysit an autistic child for 3 days and wondering if they cry a lot or what?


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Answer by Polly
It can be either.

Some children with autism can be very fussy and hard to settle and cry a lot and others can be just the opposite. My daughter (who has a mild form of autism) never cried or fussed; she could go all day without ever complaining about being hungry, thirsty or sleepy. The only thing she did cry about was being cuddled as she hated that when she was tiny (but adores it now).

Any change in routine is usually VERY difficult for children with autism so you should probably anticipate that they will have a hard time being looked after by someone other than their primary caregiver. It would be a good idea to speak extensively with the parents about their routine, likes/dislikes, things that help them settle, food they will eat, favourite items etc. These things can sometimes be very different than other children their age (eg. my daughter’s favourite toy when she was tiny was a paper bag from Starbucks) so be open to doing things a tiny differently than you would with other kids.

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HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BABY HAS AUTISM? http://birthpolicy.org/173/how-do-i-know-if-my-baby-has-autism/ http://birthpolicy.org/173/how-do-i-know-if-my-baby-has-autism/#comments Tue, 05 Oct 2010 02:34:41 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/173/how-do-i-know-if-my-baby-has-autism/ Question by Bosns:
How do I know if my baby has Autism?

I have a 9 weeks baby and I was wondering how to know if she has Autism. My husband’s brother has it. I was wondering if it’s genetic and what are the symptoms.
by the way,she doesn’t have a pediatrician because she is not sick (they gove those physicians only to sick babies). She doesn’t have a doctor.


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Answer by 1stimemom
it’s ideal to speak to your child’s physician about this..they know best..

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WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF HAVING ANOTHER BABY WITH AUTISM? http://birthpolicy.org/116/what-are-my-chances-of-having-another-baby-with-autism/ http://birthpolicy.org/116/what-are-my-chances-of-having-another-baby-with-autism/#comments Sun, 12 Sep 2010 04:35:33 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/116/what-are-my-chances-of-having-another-baby-with-autism/ Question by Hardy & Laroux’s Mommy:
what are my chances of having another baby with autism?

our daughter is 3 1/2… my fiancee and i have decided to have another baby. our daughter has autism and we were wondering what our chances were of having another child who has autism.. i have looked it up and found varying percentages from 12% to 80%…. my fiancee is not our daughter’s biological dad does that lessen the chances… either way we would love the baby as much as our daughter and it would not make a difference but we were wondering what the chances.
my daughter is the only one one my side and her biological dads side with autism. there is totally NO family history of any autism spectrum disorder.


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Answer by Melva P
Some people have stated that it is genetics. I am a Autistic preschool instructor and have found that most of them have siblings who are typical developing. However there have been a few times where I have seen that siblings have Autism I do not feel that it is fully genetics but, it might play a part. Howver with 1 in a 150 chance of having a autistic child it is hard to say.

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HOW DO YOU KOW IF YOUR BABY HAS AUTISM? http://birthpolicy.org/10/how-do-you-kow-if-your-baby-has-autism/ http://birthpolicy.org/10/how-do-you-kow-if-your-baby-has-autism/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 06:35:04 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/10/how-do-you-kow-if-your-baby-has-autism/ Question by Michelle:
How do you kow if your baby has autism?

I know its a stupid question . But how would you know if your baby has autism!? I am a first time mom! I worry about everything when it come to my baby.


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Answer by tory43215678
You do not until the child is older.

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