The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome provides informational tools at no cost.
A $5,000 grant recently awarded to the center by the Rite Aid Foundation will help to insure that the work the center is doing can progress and reach more new mothers.
When a woman delivers in a hospital or birthing center that participates in the program, she receives a booklet and video to take home. The 10-page booklet is east to read and identifies the period of infants lives when they are most likely to have unexplained crying. The booklet also gives pointers to new parents to help them get through the trauma of the intense crying episodes.
In the last part of the previous century, many parents were told that their baby had colic and there wasn’t much they could do to relieve the crying. In recent years, many studies on the subject have been undertaken by local pediatrician. Dr Ronald Barr, and his wife Marilyn.
For more information check out July 12 edition of Davis Clipper.