Hypothyroidism and Your Infant
You have recently learned that your baby may have a condition known as hypothyroidism. This web page provides information about hypothyroidism in infants and answers many of the questions you may have about your baby's condition. As you read it you will probably think of questions that are specific to your child. We want you to ask any questions you may have. We feel that it is important that you have all of your questions answered by someone who is familiar with thyroid problems of infants.
Most parents are surprised or shocked to learn that their baby may have a thyroid problem. The signs of hypothyroidism are usually subtle or hidden in an infant, and not all symptoms are found in every hypothyroid baby. Therefore, most states require babies to have a blood test shortly after birth to check for hypothyroidism. Since you were told that your baby has a possible thyroid problem you may have questions.