Wednesday, April 25, 2012

In California, Northstate Recognizes National Shaken Baby Awareness Week | Shaken Baby Syndrome

This week is National Shaken Baby Awareness Week. Enloe Medical Center in Chico has "Mother and Baby Education Classes" that reportedly teach parents how to cope and soothe crying babies the right way.

Each year, 1,500 babies are diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Heidi Cantrell, a registered nurse and Enloe Medical Center's Prenatal Education Outreach Coordinator, states, 
"if you ever feel that you're going to react then you need stop and put the baby down and not react. "

Heidi reportedly teaches parents techniques to use to help soothe their babies, especially when situations can feel overwhelming.

Cantrell says reportedly in most cases intense crying triggers the parent to lose control. She says, "you may feel overwhelmed or out of control and that's the opportunity to put your baby down into a safe place and take a deep breath, get yourself centered, allow other people to help you."

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