Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) - Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), also known as inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury (iTBI), is a type of Abusive Head Trauma occurring in children, usually under 1 year. SBS involves violent or vigorous shaking of a baby, and a single episode as short as 5-20 seconds can result in the following:

  • Blindness
  • Mental Retardation
  • Seizures
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hearing Loss
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Speech or Learning Disabilities
  • Severe Developmental Delays
  • Death

SBS is 100% preventable and there are numerous resources available to parents and caregivers to provide support and encouragement.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Facts

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