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Baby Shakes Head: Why Do They Do This?
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Medically reviewed by Karen Gill, M. D. — By Kristeen Cherney on March 10, 2016


Over the course of their first year of life, your baby will reach various milestones related to reflexes and motor skills.

When a baby starts shaking their head, you may be concerned that something is wrong. You might even wonder if your baby is too young to be shaking their head.

Some cases of head shaking are related to neurological or developmental disorders. However, the majority of cases are normal.

Learn why your baby shakes their head and the types of scenarios you should be worried about.

Understanding baby’s motor skills

As a parent, it’s normal to experience protective instincts. After all, your newborn is delicate and unable to defend themselves.

Still, this doesn’t mean that your baby can’t move on their own. According to the March of Dimes, by the end of the first month of life, babies have the ability to move their heads from side to side. This most often occurs when they lie on their sides.

After the first month, head shaking in babies is most often accompanied by playfulness as well as other forms of interaction. Babies who develop “normally” will be able to shake their heads “yes” or “no” by their first year.

During the first few weeks of life, your baby’s movements might be more “jerky” as they develop muscle control.

Shaking head when nursing

One of the first times babies shake their heads is when they nurse from their mothers. This may first occur out of your baby’s attempt to try to latch. As your baby gets the hang of latching on, the shaking may then be a result of excitement.

While your baby might be gaining neck muscles and is able to shake side to side when nursing, you should still support their head for at least the first three months.

You may also find feeding times to be more successful by calming down your newborn’s reflexes so they can latch on more easily.

Shaking head when playing

Beyond the first month, babies might start shaking their heads while playing. In some cases, they might even move their heads around when resting on their tummies or their backs. You may notice that head shaking increases when your baby gets excited.

As your baby grows, they will start to notice behaviors of others and try to interact with them. If you have other children at home, your baby might start to imitate their behaviors through head and hand gestures.

Testing movement

Babies are extremely brave, and they will start to test how much they can move. At around the 4- or 5-month mark, some babies will start rocking their heads. This may move onto rocking the whole body.

While the rocking movements can look scary, it’s considered normal behavior in most babies. In fact, it’s often a precursor to your baby figuring out how to sit up on their own. Rocking and shaking behaviors usually last for no longer than 15 minutes in this age group.

Another cause of worry in many parents is head banging.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, this practice is more common in boys. It also starts around 6 months of age. As long as the banging is not hard and your baby seems happy, most pediatricians don’t worry about this behavior.

Head banging usually stops by the 2-year mark.

When to worry

Head shaking and other related behaviors are often considered a normal part of a baby’s development. However, there are instances in which the behaviors might extend beyond simple shaking. Call your pediatrician if your baby:

  • doesn’t interact with you or their siblings
  • doesn’t move their eyes normally
  • develops knots or bald spots from head banging
  • shaking increases during moments of anxiety
  • seems like they want to hurt themselves
  • fails to reach other developmental milestones outlined by your doctor
  • doesn’t respond to your voice, as well as other sounds
  • continues these behaviors beyond 2 years of age

The takeaway

While head shaking is not usually a cause for concern, there are some instances in which you should consider talking to your pediatrician.

Frequency is often a telltale sign of whether the shaking is normal or not. If you find that your baby shakes their head a little during feedings or playtime, this is likely not a medical emergency.

On the other hand, if the head shaking is frequent and lasts for a long time, you should see a doctor right away.

Last medically reviewed on March 10, 2016

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Why does my baby do that?! — Summit Lactation

This is part one in our series “Why Does My Baby Do That?!”. This blog post will cover head shaking at the breast, head butting, pulling off and getting back on only to pull off again, and why a baby’s eyes roll back while they’re nursing. 

Let’s start off with the fact that all these things are perfectly normal and your baby is actually quite a genius by doing these things. Also, there’s nothing wrong with you because your baby is doing these things. 

Have you ever seen a kitten or cat knead or paw at their spot before they settle down? Well, humans do it too. We adjust the covers as we get into bed, we reposition our legs when we sit down on the couch for a movie, we move the silverware and plate a little bit at a restaurant before we settle in for a meal. Let’s look at what this means by age.

Newborns: your baby is getting settled and getting the nipple just right in their mouth before they begin nursing. And here’s why. When the nipple and breast tissue are in the “right place” in the mouth, the nipple will be about half way back in their mouth where the soft palate meets the hard palate. The hard palate (the front part of the roof of the mouth) is part of what provides support while the tongue comes up and squeezed the breast tissue and then the milk is squeezed out.

So the nipple needs to be back far enough in the mouth to activate that suckle reflex and help get the most milk for all baby’s effort. If only the tip of the nipple is in baby’s mouth they won’t get very much milk and might start biting. Ouch! Not comfortable, for you or baby! So a baby will shake their head side to side to get the latch just right. Supporting baby’s head without squishing their airway, and holding the breast still can help sometimes, just be sure your fingers aren’t in the way of getting a deep latch. 

Older babies: your baby may latch on easily and efficiently but still shake their head, well, that may be because they are testing out neck muscles, copying an adult or older child, being playful and like how it feels, or have an ear ache that doesn’t feel good.  

Alright, head butting and pulling off and relatching, only to pull off again. Frustrating, right? Well, this is your little one’s way of trying to tell the breast “Hey! Send down more milk!” Sometimes we can be impatient if food takes too long to arrive especially if we’re really hungry, right? Your little one is the same, if they are fussy and past ready to eat, they want the good stuff and they want it now! They may also do this to move the breast away from any sensitive gums when new teeth are coming in. Ouch! 

The way milk flow works is that the baby latches and stimulates the milk ejection reflex or the letdown after a few sucks and then they get bigger mouthfuls as they nurse.

So, if they are really hungry and don’t get those big mouthfuls right away they might try with their hands or head to knead at the breast and stimulate that letdown.

Babies are so smart! We learned this from watching them, not them learning this from us. Babies are born to do this and we just need to read our babies cues and support them to do their thing. 

Now for the eyes, the first time you saw it did it freak you out? Yeah, me too. Remember that milk ejection reflex or letdown that we just talked about, that is the sweet relief your baby has been waiting for and it is oh, so good. Baby’s body relaxes into you and while they gulp away, their eyes might roll upward or back. Kind of like when you take that first sip of coffee, or a bite of your favorite donut, mmmmm, you know what I mean, right?

You’ll also probably notice that baby’s suck goes from short and fast to longer slower wider movements as their mouth fills with milk and they begin gulping. When the letdown slows, the baby will go back to those shorter faster sucks, paw at your breast, and maybe head butt a little to stimulate another letdown. If it doesn’t happen fast enough, baby might pull off and latch back on, pull off and latch back on trying to get more.  

When baby is full, their body will be relaxed, they won’t go back for more even if you try to latch them back on, hands will be wide open and relaxed, and they’ll likely be asleep. Nursing to sleep is biologically normal and ok with baby if it’s ok with you. Check out the Safe Sleep Seven for more info on safe ways to sleep with your baby.  

Now, let’s take a minute to talk about what’s NOT normal and signs you should call the pediatrician or 911. If head shaking starts suddenly after a fall, if baby’s arms and legs are stiff, shaking or jittery, if baby’s eyes are rolling back not while eating, if baby is having trouble breathing or is lethargic (hard to wake up), if shaking is accompanied by a fever. These are all reasons to call the doctor immediately.

If any of these things are out of the ordinary for your baby and are concerning to you, call the doctor to discuss them. There are no stupid questions, and your baby is lucky to have a concerned parent advocating for them.

You are the expert on your baby. The experts are experts in their specialties but every baby is unique and should be treated like an individual. So if these things don’t seem like what’s going on with your little one, ask for assistance figuring it out.

Check out part two in our series, “Why Does My Baby Do That?!” where we’ll discuss hands and what in the world your baby is doing with those adorable little hands.

Baby shakes his head from side to side: causes and treatment

New parents always carefully monitor their newborn child. That is why the question often arises: why do babies shake their heads from side to side? This condition happens both for harmless reasons, and appears as a result of serious pathological disorders.


  • 1 Causes of Head Shaking
  • 2 Neurological Diseases
  • 3 Seeking Help

Causes of head shaking

There are many completely harmless reasons why a newborn may shake his head while feeding. Quite often, when breastfeeding, the baby enjoys. According to studies, it has been proven that if the balance center of the patient's brain is overexcited, then the child enjoys shaking his head. In some cases, when performing this action, the child laughs. This is normal, so parents should not worry. nine0003

If a newborn has headaches, the baby starts to shake his head to eliminate them. In this case, the child becomes excessively capricious. About why the baby shakes his head, only a competent doctor will tell.

The causes of this condition may be as follows:

  • colic in the abdomen;
  • teething;
  • otitis media

By shaking the head in these pathological conditions, the baby tries to distract himself from pain. Physiology can tell why the baby shakes its head. After the birth of a newborn, strengthening of the neck muscles is observed for several months. nine0003

Head shaking is sometimes observed during meals. That is why it is necessary to feed the baby so that his head is fixed in the hands of his mother. After the baby becomes confident in holding his head, mothers should not hold it during the feeding period.

If the child often shakes his head, especially before going to bed, then this may indicate the development of rickets. During this period, the baby observes general weakness and twisted limbs. The child cannot hold his head up to 4 months. When this pathology appears, the baby’s sleep is disturbed, the child becomes whiny. nine0003

Quite often, loss of appetite is a symptom of pathology. If signs of this disease appear, the baby must be urgently shown to the doctor. Only a specialist can correctly diagnose and prescribe rational treatment. Otherwise, the development of flat feet, scoliosis, protrusion of the chest forward is possible.

Occasionally, this condition is observed in infants due to curiosity. In infants, this phenomenon may occur if the back of the head sweats. The reason for this is improper control of the temperature in the room, excessive wrapping of the baby. With the appearance of disturbing dreams, head shaking in the baby may be observed. nine0003

There are many reasons for the development of pathology. Among them may be completely harmless or indicative of the development of serious ailments.

Neurological diseases

Quite often a child shakes his head in his sleep due to neurological diseases. In most cases, this phenomenon appears against the background of:

  • hydrocephalus;
  • epilepsy;
  • autism.

Head shaking in the evening can be observed after a strong emotional outburst. During the period of head shaking, the child screams or cries, after the attack ends, exhales. After this, breathing may stop for a certain time. nine0003

This phenomenon can be observed in reflex tetraparesis, which is accompanied by a tilt of the head to one side. Since the child has muscle hypertonicity and pathological reflexes, the child cannot hold his head evenly for a long time. Because of this, the child begins to shake his head even in a prone position.

If the symptom is observed when falling asleep, then this indicates the development of Krabbe disease. In this case, the child has a weak weight gain, the appearance of convulsions and allergic reactions to milk. Quite often the disease is accompanied by vomiting and hyperpyrexia. The newborn becomes excessively whiny. nine0003

Opticomyelitis is quite often accompanied by this symptom. During the period of falling asleep, the child experiences dizziness during the development of this pathological process. There may be damage to the distal parts of the hands and feet. The disease is accompanied by optic neuritis. The newborn has frequent headaches, so the head is shaking. In some cases, the performance of the pelvic organs is impaired.

If a child has epilepsy, then during the period of falling asleep, the limbs may twitch, the head may shake periodically . In a dream, there may be an increase in these signs, because of which the baby begins to cry. But the baby quickly calms down on its own. The severity of the disease directly affects the frequency of attacks and the intensity of headaches.

The causes of the symptom are not only varied, but also quite dangerous. Therefore, parents should closely monitor the behavior of the newborn.

Seeking help

If the child has no other symptoms while shaking his head, then parents have nothing to worry about. In some cases, the cause of the appearance of pathology is a surge of emotions that occurs against the background of stressful situations. In this case, you need to try to calm the baby. If the actions of the parents do not bring the desired result, then you need to seek help from a doctor. nine0003

During the period of involuntary head shaking, head injury may occur. Parents need to take this fact into account and avoid it. If the newborn shakes his head and other symptoms are observed, then the child must be shown to the pediatrician without fail. Only a specialist can correctly diagnose a baby and, if necessary, prescribe a rational treatment.

Newborn baby head shaking can have completely harmless causes. nine0074 If this occurs infrequently and is characterized by the absence of other symptoms, then parents should not worry. Otherwise, the child must be shown to a specialist who, after examination, will be able to determine the pathology. all about pregnancy and children They began to sleep very restlessly. We don’t stick to the chest, but when we eat, after a few minutes we start shaking our heads, spitting out our breasts, then shaking our heads even more greedily, looking for breasts, eating for a few minutes and all over again – shaking our heads, spitting out, looking for, eating. This is fine? Or is he talking about some kind of illness? nine0003 2 910281

Shaking his head while feeding


May 24, 2019 18:08 at We are two weeks old, when breastfeeding, the baby spits it out and starts nervously shaking his head from side to side. She gets upset and starts crying. With grief, it captures the sexes, sucks a couple of times and again on a new one 😩😩😩 what is it? And how to deal with it?

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The baby shakes his head while feeding


April 10, 2017 04:45 AM at Personal journal

Girls, we are of course very small yet, but I will still ask for reassurance. When I put the baby to the chest, it starts to make up, and then it can let go of the nipple and immediately starts to shake its head from side to side, and even if I give the nipple it still twirls then it hops and sucks again, sometimes it starts to whimper from it .. this is how he learns is it right to eat? And even when I feed with the left, she calmly eats, and with the right, when she sometimes turns her head to the left .. as if she wants to go to the other side. At the same time, her mouth is open, that is, we want to eat. I again bring him to my left .. but he also sleeps with his head to the left. Of course, I’ll ask the pediatrician this. But who had it like that? This is fine? Maybe because he is used to sleeping on this side...

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prickly heat, sweating head and shaking head when feeding


here, he sleeps badly, although he didn’t sleep very well before, day and night are mixed up, it’s not hot at home, what is it?

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Toss and turn while feeding? why? nine0003


29 May 2018 19:03 at Personal Journal some .. I don't understand why? Maybe she does not eat enough and there is not enough milk in the tita? Although I put pressure on the nipple, the milk runs .. it starts to behave like this not immediately, but after 15-20 minutes

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The child shakes his head before going to bed


17 July 2015 00:22 at Personal Journal

Good afternoon! My post is not a question about what it is and how to get rid of it, this is a description of my experience in solving this problem. It has been 2 weeks since the first day of the experiment and the dynamics are positive. Now the child shakes his head only when he wakes up at night and in the morning, as I understand it, when he is between sleep and wakefulness. But not every night. I do not pretend to be scientific, I will not argue with anyone in the comments, this is our exclusive experience, maybe something else will help your baby. Over these two years, I have collected information bit by bit, if everything I knew now I read at the very beginning in one article, now everything would not be in such a neglected state. On…

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For Marusya and mothers whose babies bite while feeding


July 2, 2010 06:11 at Baby health and nutrition

Bara Taylor Revised and updated by Nancy Jo Bykowski based on the original article published in NEW BEGINNINGS, November-December 1990 Published in: NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 16 no. 2, March-April 1999, pp. 36-39 Translation by Alexandra Kazachok Children's teeth can seem like a serious problem to expectant mothers and their acquaintances. When a pregnant woman talks about her plans to breastfeed, no, no, and there will be someone who will ask with a smile: “What will you do when your teeth go?” Some believe that with the appearance of teeth, the child should be weaned. They may think that baby teeth make breastfeeding painful for the mother. However, if the baby suckles properly, the mother ... 9Barbara Taylor Revised and updated by Nancy Jo Bykowski based on the original article published in NEW BEGINNINGS, November-December 1990 Published in: NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 16 no. 2, March-April 1999, pp. 36-39 Translation by Alexandra Kazachok Children's teeth can seem like a serious problem to expectant mothers and their acquaintances. When a pregnant woman talks about her plans to breastfeed, no, no, and there will be someone who will ask with a smile: “What will you do when your teeth go?” Some believe that with the appearance of teeth, the child should be weaned. They may think that baby teeth make breastfeeding painful for the mother. However, if the baby suckles properly, the mother ...

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Shakes his head from side to side


3 November 2019 14:29 at . Mostly when sitting in a chair for feeding. At the same time, he squeaks as if his head is itching. I start massaging, it calms down. Our upper gums swelled up very much, my son gnaws everything all the time .. Could this behavior be due to the teeth? What discomfort he has inside here and shakes back and forth .. Also, the chair became liquid for no reason ..

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Cry during feeding and in sleep


December 19, 2017 09:44 at although the nipple is practically in his mouth, and then lashes out in a direct word. He starts sucking fast and shakes his head again. For the last two days in a dream, he has been crying with a cry, but not for long, you think he wakes up, but he falls silent and this can take an hour. It such can be or it is better to invite the neurologist? Share your observations. This is our first baby so I don't know if this is normal or not. nine0003 0 8365

22 July 2020 06:48 at Personal Journal Previously, the diaper saved the cocoon, now he has a lot of strength - it takes a couple of seconds to untie himself. The same adventure with the pacifier. Without it, he can’t go to sleep, and you need to rub your eyes and push the pacifier 🙈 In general, when will he have a more conscious period in this? nine0212 0 3234

the baby cannot breastfeed if she is distracted while feeding


13 January 2015 07:44 at Personal journal

Dear mothers! who had such that the child eats normally, and then suddenly comes off the breast and then cannot take it again! starts shaking his head, as if he doesn’t know how to take breasts at all, a hysterical cry begins! this does not happen often, maybe once, maximum two a day, but it looks strange! Should I be worried about this at all? baby almost three weeks old

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Problems with breastfeeding


18 February 2017 20:03 at Personal log

I'm completely lost. The last few days the baby constantly hangs on the chest. It might hang for an hour or two. He regularly falls asleep in the process, but as soon as I take the breast, he wakes up, starts crying and in every possible way portrays that he is hungry! And I give him breast again. So he throws himself on his chest and starts sucking furiously! Or even when he eats, at one moment he spits out his chest and starts shaking his head, puffing, and then digs into it again. Girls what is it? Is he not eating? Overeating? Playing around? She sleeps well and poops and pees regularly. But it exhausts me that I don’t have time to do anything and why he behaves this way. A note of milk seems to be enough. After it, I express a little more ... (but n ...

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November 3, 2017 00:48 at Personal journal

Well, I can’t call it otherwise. Is it just us? He sucks his breast, then there comes a moment when he lets her go, then he starts looking for her again, shaking his head in search, growling, grunting, I shove it into his mouth and he doesn’t grab her, but he still looks for it and so on for several minutes and then sticks and again everything in a circle

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Help! Breastfeeding hysteria!!


November 21, 2017 11:48 am at Personal Journal

Good morning, girls! Help with advice, we have a hysteria at the chest: every feeding is dancing with tambourines😔 Who had this: the baby throws her breasts in the middle of feeding. We are 3 weeks old, on GW (asks every 2.5-3, well, or in my case, takes without tantrums every 2.5-3 hours). He actively eats for 5-6 minutes, then the hysteria at the chest abruptly begins, I raise it with a column and we have a burp (sometimes we poop well or poop). As soon as it let us go, I again transfer it to a horizontal position in order to supplement it and again, it’s healthy: hysteria, shakes its head back and forth, tries to take the nipple, nothing happens and starts to hysteria even more. Sometimes he grabs his chest, sleeps several times and yells again. Everything is used: hands, n ...

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If the baby bites while feeding


December 27, 2011 11:31 pm at Personal Journal

Baby teeth can seem like a serious problem to expectant mothers and their familiar. When a pregnant woman talks about her plans to breastfeed, no, no, and there will be someone who will ask with a smile: “What will you do when your teeth go?” Some believe that with the appearance of teeth, the child should be weaned. They may think that baby teeth make breastfeeding painful for the mother. However, if the baby suckles properly, the mother will not be hurt with two, four, or a full mouth of teeth that have erupted from the baby. As with many things in motherhood, the expectation of teeth is often scarier than the teeth themselves. It is important to remember that a baby who suckles heavily at the breast does not...

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May 27, 2019 16:38 at Moves in different directions and shakes his head while eating .... long cycles of chest oars. Okay, I ate, I put it in the crib, I started shaking my head from one side to the other and so on until I fell asleep, today this is repeated when feeding ... my chest already hurts, eats, but I myself mate with my head

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Tantrums during feeding


14 June 2016 14:59 at Blog

The third day we can't eat normally. This disgrace began during the first feeding after the night, so the option immediately disappears that I ate something. The child demands food, pounces on the chest, sucks for a few seconds and jerks his head back. This is repeated over and over again. Milk flows down the mustache, does not enter the mouth. Then the daughter releases her breast and starts yelling or yelling through her chest. Just a good mother. I lift her lying on my stomach on my arm - she looks forward, stretches out with a string (she loves to fly very much ✈ by airplane) I just put her back on her back or feed her on her side - she yells. At the same time, she kicks me with her feet (she is generally strong with us, the neurologist did not find the tone), shakes her head. And it is clear that there is something like ...

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16 July 2017 23:34 at Personal Journal Or does someone just know why this could be? I put it on my chest, the child eats calmly and well, and after 20 minutes (by the end of feeding) he starts screaming loudly, spitting out his chest and immediately takes it again, while being nervous, waving his arms and shakes his head! This has been going on for the second day, almost every feeding ((( I eat right, milk is enough

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Breastfeeding position and colic


22 October 2015 12:24 at They ate in the cradle position and lying down. But when we were 13 days old, I went to the hospital, where they gave antibiotics that were not compatible with HB. We switched to IV for 10 days and colic began. Now we have breastfeeding again - for about 5 minutes we suck normally, then we shake our heads, throw the nipple, we start crying and tucking our legs, suffering from the tummy. We tried to eat lying down, from under the arm, in the “cradle” position and lying on my mother’s stomach - the result is the same Please advise the position for feeding

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Girls, about feeding


20 May 2016 19:23 at Personal journal

Swallows very rarely. Then he starts to get angry, shake his head, throws his chest, again eagerly looking for it. And the same thing is repeated, then with tears. What could it be? Maybe not enough milk? I was able to pump 15 ml after it. I fed it with the expressed bottle, ate everything and calmed down. Help me figure it out girls! Nerves to the limit. There is another version that she does not like or is already too lazy to suck, as sometimes she was fed from a bottle. nine0003 0 16323

about feeding


February 16, 2012 19:16 at Personal Journal

when applied to the chest, he sucks a little and begins to shake his head. angry, kicking, yelling. Toli colic or not eat up. I do not understand

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About relatives


3 February 2014 05:47 at Personal journal

I wonder how often inadequate? My husband has a younger sister. Weird... to put it mildly. A person who is hysterical and sticks her nose into other people's business. First, he will arrange a conflict out of the blue, when you try to escape from her all-comprehending attention, he will finish off with a showdown "to clarify the situation." My husband is a super non-confrontational person, usually he cannot protect himself and his loved ones so as not to be involved using tactics *it’s better to quickly hush everything up than put a person in his place*. For this, I often received scolding from me “why did you stand silently and watch how your mother / sister attacked me?”. I don’t want to spoil relations with my husband’s relatives, because he had them long before me, usually sti ...

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Share your experience))))


October 7, 2012 18:50 at Personal Journal

When my baby sits in a chair and I feed him when I put a spoon after swallowing for some reason, he seems to twitch as if he doesn’t like it) and still squint his nose and sniffs like a hedgehog and began to shake his head in a chair while feeding, regardless of whether I give Should I eat for him or just sit… is everything normal at other times? What could it be? nine0003 0 0380

What a feeding!!! How to be?


August 20, 2010 2:46 pm at Personal Journal

I have this problem! Feeding time is coming up, I give the baby a breast, he sucks, sucks a little, then starts to spin, first shakes his head in different directions, while tearing off my nipple (it annoys me crazy, plus it hurts), then the whole bends, spins and starts to whine !!! I suppose that my tummy hurts, I give Espumizan (before that I gave Plantex), zero sense !!! Because of such “feeding”, I had to switch to mixed feeding according to the scheme: first, the breast (until the first roar), then the mixture, and, if possible, I express milk and give it from a bottle !!! When you give him a bottle of formula, he calms down and eats willingly!!! Milk is enough, breasts are full for every feeding!!! So…

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how to help with colic


5 January 2015 16:30 at Personal journal

What helps us: 1. Massage. Most of the time he helped! The most banal clockwise, how to “shake” the stomach with two fingers in a circle, just put your palm on your stomach and “listen” to how the bubbles run there. With sentences-rhymes that distract the baby. 2. Bend the legs. It helped at first, now it doesn’t, but any activity helps the muscles of the intestines to work, whether it’s lying on the stomach, swimming, or independently waving with all arms and legs. Previously, they did gymnastics, regular school physical exercises and an arbitrary set of movements taken from a video about gymnastics for babies. 3. Baby Kalm. Helped the baby to sleep more peacefully, because. There are soothing herbal oils. The belly was still inflated ...

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Memories of childbirth and daughter's development from the old page


27 June 2019 09:06 at Personal log

weeks My birth 39.4 weeks Hey! While the baby is sleeping, I will tell you how everything went. In general, on the morning of the 30th, my stomach ached, I just had my last appointment with the doctor. CTG showed nothing, went home to prepare for NG. At lunch I noticed that every 20-25 minutes some kind of pain comes. Well, I began to guess that perhaps today is that day. By 18-00, the pain began to become more tangible and regular, she wrote an SMS to her husband that, it’s scary to me and that, probably, begins. He arrived home from work in 5 seconds and together we counted the contractions: they were irregular (every 3-20 minutes) and not long (about 30 seconds). Well, it became clear that I needed to call an ambulance, but I was afraid and we went to cook pasta)))) After eating, ...

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If the baby bites the breast


30 August 2012 09:34 at Breastfeeding

Baby teeth can seem like a serious problem for their future mother. When a pregnant woman talks about her plans to breastfeed, no, no, and someone will come across who will ask with a smile: “What will you do when your teeth come out?” Some believe that with the appearance of teeth, the child should be weaned . They may think that baby teeth make breastfeeding painful for the mother. However, if the baby suckles properly, the mother will not be hurt with two, four, or a full mouth of teeth that have erupted from the baby. As with many things in motherhood, the anticipation of teeth is often scarier than the teeth themselves. It is important to remember that a heavily suckling baby cannot bite.…

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If the child bites - Article (Ksyusha, thank you!!!)


23 September 2014 15:58 at Personal journal

If the child bites Barbara Taylor Revised and updated by Nancy Jo Bykowski from an original article published in NEW BEGINNINGS, November-December 1990 Published in: NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 16 no. 2, March-April 1999, pp. 36-39 Children's teeth can seem like a serious problem for expectant mothers and their acquaintances. When a pregnant woman talks about her plans to breastfeed, no, no, and there will be someone who will ask with a smile: “What will you do when your teeth go?” Some believe that with the appearance of teeth, the child should be weaned.

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