The Preemie Growth Project

Sharing Vital Information About Nutritional Issues for Premature Babies & Special Needs Children

Cerebral Palsy

There are multiple forms of cerebral palsy, and statistically, 70% of the children diagnosed with it will be born prematurely, while 30% will not.  Currently physicians do not like to diagnose children with Hypotonia and/or Hyperspastic symptoms formally with cerebral palsy until between two and four years of age.

This is because they are unwittingly waiting to see if those children will SELF-CORRECT the deficiencies that frequently result in a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis.

If you wait until your children are officially diagnosed, correcting their micronutrient deficiencies is going to take longer.  (The younger the child the faster the response.) Bonus: the older the child, you are now running into long term affects of deficiency.

We only have data on children through age twelve.

You may also have permanent damage from the lack of nutrients that caused brain damage because children without these micronutrients end up with brain damage. We don’t know how far your child will get if you fix it, but we do know if you don’t fix it, they won’t get better.