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In the final phase, the patient is hypotonic for several years.
Some hypotonic children also have trouble feeding and are unable to suck or chew for long periods.
Hypotonic infants who matured into children with minimal disabilities were highly likely to have poor motor coordination at age three (78%).
In some hypotonic infants, sucking is weak and in some cases not present at all.
Most hypotonic children eventually improve with therapy and time.