Baby girl can only eat through tube due to rare syndrome

August 3, 2019  19:00

The birth of a second daughter changed the life of a 24-year-old Makayla Butcher, Daily Mail reported.

A young woman was treated for infertility after a disappointing diagnosis - polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The treatment yielded results, and her daughter Charlotte was born in 2017. A year later, Makayla became pregnant again, but the girl named Juliette suffered from an extremely rare disease - Freeman Sheldon’s syndrome. The mutation causes joint deformities, limited use of hands and feet and facial abnormalities - such as pursed lips and a small mouth. 

Anomalies in the development of the fetus were detected at the 20th term of pregnancy.

Due to the small mouth, the mother cannot feed her daughter with breasts, so she needs to be fed through a tube.

The girl does not have any developmental abnormalities, and she does not need surgical intervention so far. Parents are trying to ensure her a happy childhood, and they want to help their families with a child with Freeman-Sheldon's syndrome as an example.



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