All it takes is two or three violent shakes, in a little as five seconds, by an angry parent or caregiver to punish or quiet a crying child. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the leading cause of abuse-related deaths among infants. Nearly one-third of shaken babies die, with as high as 80 percent of survivors suffering permanent brain damage.
James Peinkofer provides an encompassing look into the famous and recent cases and key medical personnel that helped shape and define Shaken Baby Syndrome. He identifies the victimology (which infants and children are most vulnerable), what to look out for in a caregiver and what should a family do if they suspect SBS, while providing prevention efforts, ways to soothe a crying baby and stories from the families and survivors.
Losing Patience is a must read for every parent, grandparent and caregiver. The life saved may be your tiny loved one.
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