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. Write down questions and take them with you to doctor visits. It is important that you have all 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. Because of this, most states require babies to have a blood test shortly after birth to check for hypothyroidism.

Disease and Diagnosis information

Treatment and Medication Questions