Infants Aged 8 Days Have Spasms And Spit Up?
I have a baby who is 8 days old, when I breastfeed suddenly my baby is like a seizure, his arms and legs are shocked but not for long, then it repeats like that and then spit up out of the nose again the next day without a spit, spitless lasts a long time when the feet and hands are not stopped anymore, and sometimes to the cheeks come shock, what danger is that huh?
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Seizures occur because of electrical disturbances in the brain that appear suddenly and uncontrolled. This seizure can be characterized by changes in behavior, movements, feelings, to the level of awareness. For ordinary people, seizures are often only interpreted as twitching movements such as shock-shock. Though not always seizures occur like that. Conversely, not all movements such as shock-shock can be considered seizures. Therefore, before making conclusions too early, you should first check your baby to the doctor or pediatrician.
Seizures can happen to anyone, no exception babies who are still very young like your baby. The cause of these seizures can vary, can be due to febrile seizures, epilepsy, hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels), side effects of drugs (for example certain pain medications), head injuries, ruptured blood vessels in the brain (in infants can be related to labor), infections central nervous system or wrapping membranes, brain tumors, and so on. Aside from seizures, the shock movements that you find in your baby can also occur purely because of shock, choking, or twitching of muscles that are not always dangerous.
As mentioned above, so that it is known whether the condition is dangerous or not, including seizures or not, and what kind of treatment needs to be done, you should check your baby directly to the doctor at the nearest health facility. If it is true that your baby is experiencing seizures, the doctor may recommend that he undergo laboratory tests, x-rays, CT scans, brain records, and so on.
Right now, don't panic yet. Focus on giving your baby exclusive breastfeeding. Avoid breastfeeding using a pacifier, also avoid breastfeeding the baby when he was sobbing to prevent choking. Create a comfortable environment around the baby, not too noisy or too glare. If your baby seems shocked, calm him down by holding or hugging him. Do not carelessly give the baby any medication before going to the doctor.
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