Down Syndrome for New Parents: What to Know During the



What will the first year of life be like for a baby with Down syndrome? What kind of support and care do they need? What is it like being a sibling of a child with Down syndrome? Brian Skotko, M.D, M.P.P., Medical Geneticist and Emma Campbell Endowed Chair on Down Syndrome at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains what parents can expect during the first year of raising a child with Down syndrome, including information on breastfeeding, necessary testing, and more.

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0:00 – Intro
0:11 – The Condition
1:27 – Breastfeeding A Baby With Down Syndrome
2:10 – The Outlook For A Baby With Down Syndrome
2:42 – Having A Sibling With Down Syndrome
3:28 – Supporting A Baby With Down Syndrome
3:59 – Medical Care

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