According to Webmd, shaken baby syndrome is a serious brain injury that happens to a baby or young child when it’s shaken with force. The impact kills the baby’s brain cells and keeps oxygen from getting to their brain.
Shaken baby syndrome is a form of child abuse. When a baby is shaken hard by the shoulders, arms, or legs, it can cause learning disabilities, behavior disorders, vision problems or blindness, hearing and speech issues, seizures, cerebral palsy, serious brain injury, and permanent disability. In some cases, it can be fatal.
What Shaken Baby Syndrome Is Not
Shaken baby syndrome is different from gently tossing a baby playfully into the air or bouncing a baby on your knee. Though their brains and necks are fragile, babies are also unlikely to get shaken injuries by falling off furniture or making sudden stops in a car.
Shaken Baby Syndrome Symptoms
Being shaken affects babies in many different ways. Symptoms include:
2. Bluish skin
3. Tremors or shakes
4. Breathing issues
6. Less interest in eating
7. Trouble sucking
8. No more smiling or talking.
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