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Shaking an infant can cause brain damage

Att skaka ett barn kan ge hjärnskador - engelskaThe content concerns Västra Götaland

It is normal for an infant to cry and sometimes it is difficult to understand why they are crying. It is not unusual for a parent to be stressed if their child cries. Even if you feel frustrated, helpless, and perhaps angry when they cry, never shake them! Shaking an infant puts their life in danger and could cause brain damage.

Becoming a parent is one of the biggest events in our life and although it brings immense joy it can be challenging. It can be nerve-racking if your child is constantly crying. As a parent you may feel at times that you have failed. There could be occasions when you become angry and afraid that you might harm your child. You may perhaps doubt your ability as a parent or wonder whether your child actually likes you.

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