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A 29-year-old female asked:

My 3 month baby has fully recovered from erb's palsy. can erb's be sign of cerebral palsy? she sometimes archs back while feeding. she has acid reflux

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Not CP: Erb's Palsy is different, congrats on recovering from it. Arching backwards is common with acid reflux, some precautions would help: thickening feeds with cereal, raising the head of the bed 30 degrees, and may be medicine to control reflux or acid secretion through your doctor, good luck
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Separate issue: CP is an issue that develops after a sometimes unknown assault on the tissue within the brain due to lack of oxygen, blood flow or other injury.Erbs is due to a mechanical injury to the involved nerve roots during labor & delivery.They are totally separate issues.Arching with reflux is common & does not signify CP.With CP you often don't detect the abnormal reflexes or motor activities until later
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