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Is my son having infantile spasms if he jerks when you bump the bed?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: No
No. If your son is still an infant, then you're likely just seeing a very normal startle reflex.
It is called a moro reflex in medicine when the infant outstretches their arms suddenly, and then retracts them, when they are startled.

In brief: No
No. If your son is still an infant, then you're likely just seeing a very normal startle reflex.
It is called a moro reflex in medicine when the infant outstretches their arms suddenly, and then retracts them, when they are startled.
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