Babies Are Often Surprised?

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I want to ask.. My baby is only 1 month old..rnWhy? It’s been a few days now my baby looks like someone is shocked and then the sound of his breath sounds like he’s drinking… Why are you…?

1 Answer:

Hi Ricky,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A normal human will give a reaction to the action that happens to him. Likewise in newborns. But the difference is, this reflex is not neurologically complete as in adults. These various reflexes are called primitive reflexes.

One example of this reflex is the Moro reflex. This reflex makes the baby look startled, which is to stretch his arms and legs. This reflex occurs more often for example when you put the baby from a sling to the bed, when there are startled sounds near the baby, and in various other conditions. Often, activities that are considered normal by adults can also cause the baby to be startled so that this reflex appears. Under normal conditions, this reflex will disappear periodically when the baby is over 3 months old. Therefore, it's best not to worry about it first, okay?

The sound of snoring breaths in babies too, could be a normal condition due to a buildup of mucus in the baby's throat that is difficult to expel because the baby's coughing and swallowing reflexes are not yet fully developed. It could also be, this snoring sound arises due to allergies or infections of the respiratory tract. As long as there is no fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, or other complaints, this condition is generally not dangerous.

Try the following tips:

When the baby seems startled, calm him down, gently cuddle him and hum a comfortable song. Avoid exposure to loud noises around the baby. Keep baby away from cold, pollution, smoke, dust mites, pollen, animal dander, and other allergens. in the morning (before 9 o'clock) to melt the mucus in his throat. Breastfeed your baby with breast milk to increase his immune system. If it doesn't improve with the steps above, try to check your child directly to the doctor, okay?

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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