I have no idea where to post this. I was spoke to by a close family member who has apparently been monitoring ds and researching his behavior. They montioned autism yesterday to me for the first time. This may sound offensive for someone to do this, but thats not the point, I trust their instincts and it has honestly been something I have been thinking myself. What are some determining factors in a child this young? I have read alot online about 18 mos, but I dont know what to look for in this age braket. He just started waving opening and closing his hand, doesnt make alot of eye contact, gags on food almost once a day, doesnt eat alot of food-mostly nurses, and is sooo fussy. I try to talk to eople about it, and all I get is "oh, thats how babies are." No way. There is not a chance other babies are like this. He as an infant would cry all day. ALL DAY. I would sit and rock and rock him. I removed alot of allergies at 6 mo and he did better, but he is still fussy. And he didnt sleep through the night until recently. I was up nursing him at least 2x per night until a month or two ago. Oh, and he was only pooping 1x per week. He has had digestive issues since we gave him his 1st bite of solid food, even though hedidnt get anymore for a long time after. We even have gone to constipation specialist, who gave us no info. He was primarilyu bf, and not pooping. He has started pooping better, with switching his probiotics. These are just some of the things they brought up yesterday. What else can I go on to understand if these concerns are legit?
Thanks in advance. Im feeling so overwhelmed by all of this.