Posted by: Peanuts | 2009-02-05

Baby' s back arching

Hello, kindly assist. My grandson is now 40 days old. (Christmas baby). Overall healthy and no specific problems. The only thing of concern is that he will from time to time when picked up bend backwards and arch his back and look up at the roof. He will then be very stiff and not easy to bring back to a normal position. After a while he then relaxes and is back to normal. No crying or moaning. Just that. Is this normal please.
Thank you very much. Regards.
Peanuts (Grandfather).

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Hallo Peanuts
Rather let him be evaluated by a pediatrician. It may just be due to reflux ( like heartburn) , but it may be a sign of a developmental or neurological problem and the earlier it is sorted out, the better!
Dr Bets

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