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Dr. Robert nemerofsky
26 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Shaking Baby: Shaking baby syndrome causes brain damage to the child due to violent rattling of the brain against the skull. Aspergers is a developmental disorder. ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
No: Child in distress (teething hurts) may move head to try to relieve pain, but this is voluntary. If you can take video of our child making these movem ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Lifelong: This results in brain hemorrhage and the damage is proprtional to the severity and the site of the bleeding. If severe enough, it could result in deat ... Read More
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually has: some sequella from mild to severe depending on severity of damage done.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lindquist
28 years experience in Pediatrics
She should be fine: but you are right to be careful with a baby. It does not take too much to hurt a baby's brain but it would be obvious. Given that she was laughing a ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Shuddering: Shuddering may be a normal reflexive response in a 7 mounth old.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Certain illnesses: Children are at risk for seizures during certain types of illnesses. Most famous are roseola, shigella, measles, but also flu and urine infections. ... Read More
A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be normal: This could be normal movements in her sleep when she is dreaming. There are also abnormal sleep movements that are not dangerous necessarily but could ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Hard to say: Since babies are pooping laying down & don't have much abdominal muscle power, they may fuss just to push things out. They may be spooked by the s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: Using too much baby orajel may make your child nauseated and fussy. The medicament has limited effect. You would be better using a cool or iced rag ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Experts : Experts tend to disagree on whether the fever is due to the teething or other issues. You should rule out a viral infection with the pediatrician to ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Baby Feeding: Could be that they have reflux or lots of post nasal drainage or a plugged nose. Also, the process of alternating breathing and swallowing is a tough ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vanessa Neal
16 years experience in Pediatrics
Jerking Episodes: HellCat262243. The jerking described is not typical. Infants, particularly newborns, have a startle reflex, but it passes after several months old. An ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Agree: with your doctor. children often will do rhythmical movements with activity and is part of normal development
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Range of normal: I usually look for babies to walk at about one year, though 8 to 17 months is a reasonable range. Most babies "cruise" before walking, i.e., they walk ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
O.K. The: From a bottle
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not usual: Many factors may be at play judging from your description; to include the technique of feeding and possibly problem with the heart or respiratory sy ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Baby twitches : There is a normal amount of "twitching" that occurs in babies while falling asleep and while sleeping. We call this "benign myoclonus". Please reco ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
See below: Congenital abnormalities of the heart do have an increased mortality, that is risk of dying, than a normal child. However, some of these lesions can b ... Read More
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Dr. Shannon Cole
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Infant carrier: Usually at 4 months when the baby has enough head control. Ask your pediatrician at the 4 month check up if your baby is ready based on tone and stre ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Apgar scores at 1 &: 5 minutes are calculated by a newborn's appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, & respiration. It's explained on the " my pregnancy today" app from t ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Symptoms after meals: Symptoms after eating can sometimes be brought on by the workload on the heart caused by the extra blood flow needed for digestion. It's also possible ... Read More
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