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My 6mo old baby head and arms start to shake when breastfeeding and falling to sleep, is that normal? it stops when i touch him or deattach of breast

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Normal: Very normal in infants; however, definitely check with your pediatrician if shaking becomes persistent or more severe.
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Reassurance that this is normal behavior cannot be given at this time. More information is needed. It is very important to know how long this behavior has been going on. Additionally your child's medical history, pre-natal, natal, and postnatal history are crucial to know as well. Recommend video recording your child during episodes and have doctor review now. Early intervention is best.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2017

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