Each year, more than 1,400 babies are shaken and abused as a result of a parent or caregiver becoming frustrated with an infant’s crying.
Research shows that frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants.
The majority of shaken infants suffer a variety of significant and life-long injuries that range from seizures and cerebral palsy to death.
“All infants cry, sometimes long and hard, but the most important thing you can do when are getting too frustrated is to put your baby in the crib and walk away. If needed, call someone to come over to give you a break,” said Karen Westercamp, manager of Obstetrics at Pella Regional Health Center.
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