How do you identify that your baby has Shaken Baby Syndrome?
Babies with Shaken Baby syndrome often die from their injuries and it is a very serious medical condition. However, physicians can tell if a baby has been shaken - often from brain contusions or concussions, internal brain bleeding (hemorrhages), retinal hemorrhages (bleeding of the eyes). It is absolute physical abuse and suspicion should be immediately reported to medical professionals.
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"shaken baby syndrome" is when a baby is shaken in a violent motion that causes death or serious injury to the brain. Typically a child will have retinal bleeding, brain bleed…ing and brain swelling (which typically does the most damage).
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Pretty self explanatory, "shaken baby syndrome" is when a child is shaken in a violent motion that causes death or serious injury to the brain. Typically a child will have ret…inal bleeding, brain bleeding and brain swelling (which typically does the most damage).
Better observation of the parents prebirth and post birth. Better observation of how they interact with each other before the baby arrives. A clear understanding of the metal …ability of both parents to cope with stress and daily challenges the couple face before the baby arrives will provide a good indicator of how they will face child rearing challenges down the road. Financial needs and relationship issues can lead to stress being taken out in a physical form against a baby by one or both parents. Mental maturity and the ability to clearly say they can't cope with a situation should be front and center priorities for parents at risk, as well as support for those who don't quite have it together. Ultimately if they can make a child they should be mentally and financially equipped to handle the stresses and successes of child rearing. When a clear a present danger exists there should be access to an alternate release for the stress and this is where the parents need to work as a team for the sake of the child. With counselling and guidance from family this issue should be a non issue, everyone chips in to raise a happy and healthy baby.
Child abuse, and possibly negligent homicide.
Children with SBS may need physical therapy, speech therapy, vision therapy, and special education services
Shaken baby syndrome is preventable with public education. Adults must be actively taught that shaking a child is never acceptable and can cause severe injury or death.
The cause of the brain, neck, and spine damage that can result from shaken baby syndrome is brute force. The violent shaking of a baby by a much stronger adult conveys a treme…ndous amount of energy to the infant.
The eyes can also be damaged by the explosive energy of shaking. Retinal damage occur in 50-80% of cases. The damage can be so severe as to permanently blind an infant.
Shaken baby syndrome is also known as abusive head trauma, shaken brain trauma, pediatric traumatic brain injury , whiplash shaken infant syndrome, and shaken impact syndrome.…
Initially, treatment is provided on an emergency basis. Life-saving measures can include stopping internal bleeding in the brain and relieving pressure that can build up in th…e brain because of bleeding and swelling of the brain.
The prognosis for children with shaken baby syndrome is usually poor. Twenty percent of cases result in death within the first few days. If an infant survives, he or she will …most often be left with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
No. The type of shaking in an earthquake is not the same as the type needed to cause shaken baby syndrome.
Shaken baby syndrome was first described in medical literature in 1972
Physicians earlier labeled these injuries as accidental, but as more about child abuse became known, more cases of this syndrome were properly diagnosed
You can't - so long as there are people capable of shaking a babyto stop it crying ! Not all cases are reported or investigated.