Shaken Baby Syndrome
What is shaken baby syndrome and how to avoid it?
MD and Professor of Pediatrics, Tamiko Jordan, discusses the severity of Shaken Baby Syndrome, which is the result of a violent shaking injury. This can cause horrible brain damage to your baby and result in the tearing of blood vessels and tissue, or more severe symptoms like coma or death. One out of every five babies with Shaken Baby Syndrome will die after the first few days of injury. It’s important for parents to be counseled and learn how shaking a baby is never a valid option to stop the baby from crying.
- Shaken Baby Syndrome is the result of a violent shaking injury. This is not bouncing the baby on your knee or tossing them into the air to play with them, or even falls from a short distance. It's the result of a violent shaking, usually babies grabbed by the trunk or the shoulders, and shaken back and forth very violently. Usually, a caregiver or a parent can do this out of frustration, because the baby is crying so hard, they can't think of any other way to make them stop crying. The terrible thing about ... Read more