Infant Fussiness and High Pitched Cry as a Birth Disorder Symptom

Motherly Intuition: Don’t Ignore It

The experts, unfortunately, do not often pay enough attention to motherly intuition. In some cases, they disregard it altogether. But, we implore you to pay attention to that motherly instinct. If you believe that there is something wrong with your child, you should seek medical assistance as soon as possible. With a symptom of high pitched cry, you must trust your instincts and stay on top of the situation because this behavior could indicate a birth injury. Your doctor could rule out your child’s fussiness as merely something natural, unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Different Kinds of Cries

Healthcare professionals have boiled infant high pitched cry down to a science. When diagnosing this condition, they will look at the decibels and the frequency of your child’s cries. They do this as a way of determining if neurological disorders exist. Some of the symptoms of a healthy child crying will be different than those of a child with a birth disorder or other medical issues.

A cry can also be a warning sign to mothers and doctors. Stay ahead of the dangers because doing so can go a long way in lowering the risks that your child will suffer a disability. Doctors may take the high pitch cry as an indicator that they should search for other symptoms and dangers even when no other telltale signs currently present themselves.

Brain Damage

In a child, brain damage can lead to other dangerous problems, like cerebral palsy. With this condition, it could mean that your child has to seek a lifetime of medical assistance and your family may suffer a significant financial burden. If your child was born with cerebral palsy, it may have been due to a birth injury that could have been avoided. You could receive the compensation you deserve by discussing your case with a professional and filing a lawsuit.

High pitched cries indicate sensitivity or a greater pain level that shouldn’t exist. Children who suffer from brain damage will often have an increased sensitivity to light or sound. Other symptoms include:

  • Spatial disorientation
  • Changes in hearing
  • Changes in vision
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Balance issues

Just because your child has a high-pitched cry does not mean that there is something wrong with them. However, similar to when a child arches their back, the high-pitched cry could be a response to pain. That’s why it is important not to ignore it. Your child could be doing their best to communicate with you and tell you that something is wrong. Infants can’t speak, so they use crying as a way of communicating. In some instances, it could simply be what is known as infant fussiness. However, it is important that your child is evaluated by a doctor so that the underlying cause can be found.

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