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Mother refused to breastfeed newborn son branded an ALIEN

A newborn baby was branded an ‘alien’ and later shunned by his mother after being born with an extremely rare condition, this week. Khalida Begum, 35, gave birth to the as-yet-to-be-named baby on Monday night and was ‘shocked’ when she saw he had a small head and bulging eyes. Doctors in India provisionally diagnosed him with an extremely rare genetic condition called Harlequin Ichthyosis, which gives sufferers thick skin and deformed features. However, his symptoms also appear to be consistent with another uncommon defect called Anencephaly. 

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