Are Down Syndrome Babies Born Larger Than Normal?

The best person to answer a question about Down syndrome is a person with Down syndrome. Caleigh answers this one.

Babies born with Down syndrome are no larger, or smaller, than any other child.

The size of a baby with Down syndrome is not any different than any other child. There are other factors that determine if a newborn has Down syndrome. If a baby is suspected to have Down syndrome, they are given a blood test to see the number of chromosomes in the cells.

A baby may be underweight due to feeding issues; if you are concerned, speak to your doctor.

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