The baby was diagnosed with a rare disease after his mother noticed he looked nothing like her

The mother, who was surprised that her newborn looked nothing like her, asked doctors to investigate and was stunned when he was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder.

When Hannah Doyle, 36, was cradling baby son Zander, she noticed he looked nothing like either of his parents and had extremely puffy eyes.

Her “maternal instinct” told her something was wrong, and she asked the doctors for tests.

Zander was diagnosed with chromosome deletion syndrome, a rare disease that means the loss of chromosomes.

It is currently unknown how this will affect him in the future, and Hannah has been unable to find anyone else who has the same chromosome loss as her son.

Speaking of the moments after his birth, she said: “When I held him to make skin-to-skin contact, he was just different from my other babies and I knew immediately there was something different.

“When I looked at his eyes, they were very swollen and looked a bit like almonds.

“To this day, I believe he told me because his eyes look completely different now.

“He looks a lot like his dad now, but when he was born, he looked very different.”

Hannah first became concerned about her unborn child at 26 weeks pregnant when she found out she had two holes in her heart.

But when Zander was born at Leeds Teaching Hospital in October this year, she immediately knew something was wrong.

As she was unable to obtain much information about the disease, Hannah said she was “very shocked” to learn of Zander’s diagnosis.

    (Hannah Doyle/SWNS)

(Hannah Doyle/SWNS)

Hannah, who is separated from Zander’s father, said: “I was very shocked because I think I always knew there was a possibility.

“My intuition was different from when he was born and I am very grateful for that intuition and I believe he told me that and I was aware of it.

“It was a shock and it was really discouraging and really scary because your mind is overloaded and you just start thinking the worst.

“It was more difficult because there wasn’t really a lot of explanation for it.

“The cardiologist was the one who told me the initial diagnosis but couldn’t comment on it or anything.”

Hannah said despite her condition, Zander – now 10 weeks old – is a “happy little baby”.

    (Hannah Doyle/SWNS)

(Hannah Doyle/SWNS)

But now it’s a “waiting game” to find out how it will affect him in the future.

A Halifax official said: “He’s doing really well and is a happy little baby.

“There is a prescription that helps him grow.

“Now I think it’s more of a massive waiting game, just waiting and watching.

“This is the hardest thing because there are more answers for any other condition.

“Especially when I can’t find anyone else with the same specific deletion he’s missing, so there’s not even anyone else to compare him to.

“It may not affect him at all or it may, but not knowing is hard because you read things and wonder if it will affect him.”

The single mom of four is trying to spread the word about Zander’s condition and has started posting videos on TikTok about chromosome delete syndrome.

Hannah from Halifax in West Yorks. he said: “Sometimes I have to admit that as a parent, I think it would be better not to know.

“But I know it’s better to know so that I can understand him if there are any difficulties, so I want to spread awareness so that many other children will just be better understood.

“I think kids are so easily labeled and judged for certain behaviors when in reality it could be for so many more reasons.”

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