newborn screening, how do you feel about it?
Our pediatrician at the time wanted us to take her to a metabolic specialist. I refused. my baby had just spent the first 7 weeks of her life being polked and prodded and now im being told they want to run tests on her like a science experiment. Umm hell to the flippin NO!!! I was informed that she could just turn out to be short, or she could turn out to be mentally challanged. Helloooo im 4'11 with an overactive thyroid. Regardless I stuck to my guns, not to mention her twin sister, is an identical twin, who didnt have any abnormalities in her screening. Anywho BOTH twins are normal. I dont even think they are short. They may even get taller than me.
Fast forward to 09 when i had my youngest. her screen came back abnormal too. i didnt even blink an eye or bother to retest. This little girl is so smart. Shes just a little petite but shes growing like a weed. So yea honestly i really think thoes tests are just something doctors use to make extra money and are just useless. Anyone else experience this? What do you all think?