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Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

"My baby was crying, crying non-stop. I tried everything, but nothing was comforting her. I didn't know what else to do, I couldn't take it anymore. I started yelling... I picked her up and shook her. I put her back down in her crib because this seemed to have calmed her down, but later that evening, she started crying again, so I did it again. The next morning, she didn't want to feed, and she was all limp. I don't understand; I've done it before, but she was never like this."

"I was dead tired; it was the middle of the night. I couldn't go on anymore, and I didn't have any help. I had had enough! I shook the crib, and I picked my baby up, and I shook him so hard that his head was bobbing in all directions... He started vomiting. I put him back down in his crib, and now I'm the one who has been crying... ever since."

"You told me that his brain is finished, he'll be blind; and he'll never walk... I don't understand; I didn't shake him that hard." 

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Updated on 9/28/2022
Created on 10/6/2014
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