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Why does my baby shiver when eating

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judith Flores
Specializes in Pediatrics
Swaddling may help: A very young baby can loses heat easily and shiver. Newborns also have normal shivering reflexes especially when they are placed for diaper change . ... Read More

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Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: During the first weeks of life, baby's nervous system is immature. Babies can shiver or shake related to that immaturity. In an older baby, shiverin... Read More
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Newborn response: The obvious answer is that they are cold, but if they are very young, under 3-4 months, they are likely having a moro reflex, a primitive muscle refle... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Lower body temp:ANS: There are many causes but the most common reason may be lowered body temperature. Other causes may be the autonomic nervous system. Institution of for... Read More
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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 39 years experience
It is normal.: The nervous system is not mature yet so the babies startle easily.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: I have heard several physiological explanations. But without trying to explain things I do not fully understand, i will say it occurs commonly.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not likely: have your baby seen by the PCP. After evaluation he/she may refer to a specialist.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Barnard
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See doctor ASAP: There may be many causes of this fever. Your daughter has to be examined in order to determine the cause of her fever and for appropriate treatment t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kanan Modi
Pediatrics 42 years experience
VERY SAFE: Gripe water has been used over many years & it is simply a home remedy with no known side effects .
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kanan Modi
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: Babies tend to relax their muscles while in a deep sleep & they can have momentary shiver like jerks , if they are long enough & when you hold... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Normal: This "shivering" is just the baby's immature nervous system causing muscle movement. It is not an indication they are cold. Don't overdress your baby ... Read More

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