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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Shaking Babies and Abuse
Some people say shaking babies isn't harmful to them. How many parents a year average shake their babies?
Shaking a child is never good for him or her. Shaking implies a violent physical act that has no role in the handling of infants or children of any age.
Severe shaking of a young child can result in injury to the child's brain.
Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati