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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 40 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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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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