Newborn Testing - Updated question!
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April 3rd, 2009, 08:28 AM
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Location: Reno, NV
I haven't done a ton of research on PKU testing yet, but I can say that we will not be putting antibiotics in my baby's eyes, giving him vit K, or circumcising him. Since both parents have to be carriers for PKU and it requires a special low protein diet, wouldn't DH and I know by now if we had it? Isn't it unlikely that our child would have it if neither of us has it? WebMD says it is only found in about 250 US babies a year. That seems like an awfully low number to warrant poking my new born with a needle. I've also read a urine test can be performed at 6 weeks. Is anyone considering doing this instead of the newborn heel stick?
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