A Nigerian doctor, Bobby Egemba, has taken to his Twitter handle to state that shaking a crying baby in wrong.
In a series of tweets, Egemba, popularly known by his handle, Aproko Doctor, said shaking a crying baby violently can have adverse effects such as ”blindness, brain damage” and many others.
“NEVER EVER SHAKE A CRYING BABY! Some people in their frustration to calm a crying baby go ahead to shake the baby! This shaking can lead to blindness, brain damage, brain swelling and even KILL THE BABY! Shaking a baby violently is child abuse!
“Babies have big heads compared to the rest of their bodies and delicate blood vessels They also have weak neck muscles causing their heads to move uncontrollably Shaking a baby causes the brain to hit the insides of the skull over and over again Basically beating the brain
“Babies who have this syndrome may have trouble breathing, vomiting, seizures, paralysis, poor eating. Depending on the amount of damage, they may have difficulty learning, some even have cerebral palsy. You can save a child’s future by retweeting this thread