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A birth defect is a health problem or abnormal physical change that is present when a baby is born. Birth defects can be very mild, where the baby looks and acts like any other baby. Or birth defects can be more severe.
Failure to thrive (FTT) is slow physical development in a baby or child. It's caused by a baby or child not having enough nutrition.
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a breathing problem. It affects some children who are obese. Poor breathing causes too much carbon dioxide and too little oxygen in the blood. This is a rare but life-threatening issue. Your ...
Short bowel syndrome is a group of problems. They happen to children who have had a significant part of their small intestine removed. This complex condition can be life-threatening in some babies and children.
A speech sound disorder means that a child has trouble saying certain sounds and words past the expected age. This can make it hard to understand what a child is trying to say.
Stuttering is a speech problem. The normal flow of speech is disrupted. A child who stutters repeats or prolongs sounds, syllables, or words. Stuttering is different from repeating words when learning to speak. Stuttering may make it ...
Tibial torsion is an inward twisting of the shinbones. These bones are located between the knee and the ankle. Tibial torsion causes a child's feet to turn inward.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (or Perthes disease) is a rare hip condition that affects children.
Imperforate anus is a problem that your child is born with. It happens when your child has a blocked or missing anus.