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baby doing weird head jerking movement

Posted by on May. 26, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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Now when DS (4 months old) nurses he stops and jerks his head up and down twice...like he is shaking his head yes and then continues.

Have any of you seen this before?
by on May. 26, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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Elyssa414
by on May. 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM
Do a your tube search for infantile spasms.

It's more of a head drop, and usually with an arm throw, but worth ruling out!
wonderwomanT08
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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Bmat
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 6:17 PM

For peace of mind you may want to ask his doctor.

shaunaleigh418
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2013 at 10:29 PM

How often does it happen? Every time he nurses? I don't remember my kids doing anything like that. The only thing I remember is with my youngest, her whole body would shake. Now she has febrile seizures. I wonder if they have anything to do with one another. Try recording when your son does it so you can show his pediatrician. Maybe it could be his way of signaling your boobs to letdown.

wonderwomanT08
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 10:32 PM
It happens once or twice a day...usually when he is sleeping while nursing.


Quoting shaunaleigh418:

How often does it happen? Every time he nurses? I don't remember my kids doing anything like that. The only thing I remember is with my youngest, her whole body would shake. Now she has febrile seizures. I wonder if they have anything to do with one another. Try recording when your son does it so you can show his pediatrician. Maybe it could be his way of signaling your boobs to letdown.


shaunaleigh418
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Could it be he feels the nipple slipping out and he's trying to catch it?

Quoting wonderwomanT08:

It happens once or twice a day...usually when he is sleeping while nursing.


Quoting shaunaleigh418:

How often does it happen? Every time he nurses? I don't remember my kids doing anything like that. The only thing I remember is with my youngest, her whole body would shake. Now she has febrile seizures. I wonder if they have anything to do with one another. Try recording when your son does it so you can show his pediatrician. Maybe it could be his way of signaling your boobs to letdown.



wonderwomanT08
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Maybe


Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Could it be he feels the nipple slipping out and he's trying to catch it?

Quoting wonderwomanT08:

It happens once or twice a day...usually when he is sleeping while nursing.





Quoting shaunaleigh418:

How often does it happen? Every time he nurses? I don't remember my kids doing anything like that. The only thing I remember is with my youngest, her whole body would shake. Now she has febrile seizures. I wonder if they have anything to do with one another. Try recording when your son does it so you can show his pediatrician. Maybe it could be his way of signaling your boobs to letdown.





shaunaleigh418
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2013 at 10:40 PM

I would still try to record it to show to his doctor. Just for peace of mind. :)

Quoting wonderwomanT08:

Maybe


Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Could it be he feels the nipple slipping out and he's trying to catch it?

Quoting wonderwomanT08:

It happens once or twice a day...usually when he is sleeping while nursing.





Quoting shaunaleigh418:

How often does it happen? Every time he nurses? I don't remember my kids doing anything like that. The only thing I remember is with my youngest, her whole body would shake. Now she has febrile seizures. I wonder if they have anything to do with one another. Try recording when your son does it so you can show his pediatrician. Maybe it could be his way of signaling your boobs to letdown.






Big_Momma_X02
by on May. 26, 2013 at 10:44 PM

No,I don't recall my children doing this,I would ask his DR/.

wonderwomanT08
by Ruby Member on May. 27, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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