I am concerned about newborn health, specifically shaken baby syndrome. What is it?

Q. What is meant by shaken baby syndrome?

Answered by
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 02, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have a question about newborn health. Specifically shaken baby syndrome. Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

The shaken baby syndrome may not be the correct term, I feel. The shaken baby syndrome is a form of physical abuse that may be done to the baby. As regards the discomfort from gas in babies, the best way possible without using medications is to reduce the use of bottle feeding. This is because the air in the bottle may cause the baby to swallow more air along with the feed. You can also use the 4S technique to calm a baby down (when the baby is crying for any reason). For example, you can sing, swing, swaddle, and let the baby suckle to calm them down.

I hope you find it helpful.

Kind regards.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Why is 5 months old baby not sleeping peacefully at night?

.. no particular reason for the same. It has been noted that in cases where children are exposed early on to the mobile screen, the sleep cycle may be disturbed. Also, you have to note if the child has any blocked nose or coughing that may be disturbing his sleep.   Read full

My 9 months old baby is addicted to thumb sucking. How to break the habit?

.. of thumb sucking by the babies is related to probably lack of breastfeeding, and sometimes it is seen as habitual sucking. It is reported to be due to a lack of care and insecurity are also the reasons.   Read full

My 18 month old baby is not sleeping throughout the night. What to do?

.. your baby has not yet developed day and night cycle, or she might get hungry at night and gets up for feeds. I hope she is growing well and must have attained her normal mile stones for the age. No medication is required to make her sleep.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Paediatrician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.