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Dr. Gupta, Board Certified Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
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Experience:  MD, practicing Pediatrician. Member American Academy of Pediatrics.
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I have just taken my son for his 8 week check- he is 8 weeks

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I have just taken my son for his 8 week check- he is 8 weeks and 2 days. He was born at 36 weeks and 4 days. He has only just started to smile in the last day or so and we have to work really hard to get a smile out of him, also he doesn't seem to track objects or follow me with his eyes. The doctor was very rude and unhelpful and just said it's not uncommon and to mention it again at 12 weeks but I'm obviously now worried sick!! Is this normal for a baby born early?? Could he just be a little bit late with this milestones- please help!!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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