Yesterday afternoon I was nursing my son. Nothing out of the ordinary. Well while he was nursing I noticed that from his neck up he started shaking for 3 seconds and then stopped for 1 second and the started shaking again for 3 seconds.
Then, about 10 minutes ago, I was breastfeeding him again. And again, he started shaking but this time it was from his chest up. He shook for a second and then stopped for a second and then shook again for 3 seconds and then stopped for a second and then shook again for 4 seconds and then stopped.
For some reason this only happens when he's breastfeeding and it happens at the end of it.
I'm very concerned, should I call his pedi?
I'm thinking it might just be the nervous system, since it's not fully developed yet.
when he was a month old his fist would switch and i asked the nurse and doctor about it and they said it's just the nervous system working because it's not fully developed yet.
by lauratupperOctober 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM
by abraOctober 9, 2012 at 11:36 AMI agree. Good luck!
I'd be calling no matter if i even thought or knew what it could possibly be.
by Melanie420October 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM
call his doctor
by kalliryOctober 9, 2012 at 1:07 PMi would call also..im paranoid when it comes to things that seem out of the norm..it doesnt hurt to ask.
by Nicki1995October 9, 2012 at 1:19 PMAgreed!
i would call also..im paranoid when it comes to things that seem out of the norm..it doesnt hurt to ask.
October 9, 2012 at 1:22 PM
My son was doing the same thing, and the doctor watched me nurse him, watched the shake. He said it was just the nervous system, and it tends to get "worse" as they get older. Basically, they are tired, but have been so active and their brains are still active so it has to "shut down" forcefully for sleep sometimes!
I would still call the Pedi, just to be safe. Only the doctor can say for sure.