Im not sure if I'm in the right place, but I've been feeling very anxious and worried over our LO's development and I feel like I'm getting the same " dont' worry" from many and his 9 month check-up is next week and I want to know if anyone elses child needed EI for what I will explain. Our LO was a 35 week preemie and was 9 months on 5/17. Adjusted age is 8 months. I've been noticing an overall delay in most of his milestones, cognitive and physical outside even the adjusted age for preemies. A few examples, he does not babble sounds like dada, baba, etc, He makes a repetitive duh sounds and once in a while a few da, but never in a string of sounds. He does not imitate sounds we make either. Most noticeably is his reaction around noise and other people, he becomes very still, showing little or no emotion, he simply stares and watches what is going on around him. At home with us he laughs and plays and is such a calm and happy baby. He is also not meeting his developmental milestones, he is just learning to sit but only for a few seconds and falls without trying to catch himself, he isnt crawling, he rolls all over but that is all. I want to believe that he is just behind due to be premature but I think in my heart I know there is something else wrong. Do you think I should discuss EI with his MD?