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Should I be worried if my infant feels limp?

If your infant feels limp when you pick him or her up, your child may have congenital hypothyroidism. One symptom of congenital hypothyroidism is a lack of muscle definition, and in infants, this results in little resistance when you lift or hold your child. Tell your pediatrician about this right away. If congenital hypothyroidism is treated within the first month of life, you can prevent many of its complications.

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