I stumbled across BWS a week ago whilst googling Earlobe Creases. My 11 week old has creases in her earlobe (as does her Dad) and the Paediatrician that checked her over when she was born picked up on them but and told me they are sometimes a feature of syndromes but dismissed it as she saw that my husband was fine.
Last week I decided to look up what syndromes they would be in a feature of just out of curiosity and started reading about BWS. In addition to the earlobe creases, my daughter has an umbilical hernia and stork marks to the nape of her neck. She was 7lb 15 when she was born by c-section at 38 weeks so not huge. She did however go from 50th centile for weight and length at 3 weeks old to 91st centile for weight and 95th centile for length by 7 weeks. The Health Visitor was shocked at the increase.
Her tongue does not protrude from her mouth but she did have trouble latching so I gave up breastfeeding and when I moved to bottle feeding I would often comment on how her tongue was in the way.
I took her to my Doctor a week ago and although he has said he will refer her to a Paediatrician I have the feeling that he thinks I am a neurotic Mother. He was aware of her umbilical hernia but he didn't actually look at her at all this time. He has indicated that it will be 6 weeks until we can see a paediatrician which feels like such a long time. My worry is that if it has come from her Father that my eldest daughter who is 2 and a half may also have the syndrome and many need the screening.
Does anyone know of a Paediatrician in the North who is familiar with the syndrome so that I can give the name to my Doctor for a referral. I would like to get to a conclusion one way or the other as soon as possible just in case my eldest daughter also has the syndrome. I don't want to waste time seeing a paediatrician who is as unfamiliar with the syndrome as my Doctor.
Thank you to anyone who can help.