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Ashlynn has a tendency to roll her eyes back into her head a few times while nursing..
I figured it was normal, but last night I was surfing youtube out of boredom and came across this; YouTube - Eyeroll - 1 of 2
The child rolls his eyes into the back of his head..and the woman who posted it went on to explain that it was a problem called "Paroxysmal Tonic Upgaze"
Ok..so can someone clear this up for me? Is it normal for a baby to roll their eyes into their head while nursing? Ashlynn doesn't do it any other time, but will do it a few times while she nurses..
LOL I'm paranoid..
Kailey(22) Cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, extended RF'ing, slightly crazy mommy to Ashlynn Heather (4 1/2 * 1/28/10) and Matthew Toryn (2 * 6/20/12) and loving wife to Dylan (2/28/14)
Colin's eyes roll back when he is very content nursing- like about to fall asleep. I can't watch the video because I'm at work, but I never thought it was a problem. Does she do it when she's really content? If so, I think that's normal.
Both of my children have done that but only while nursing. I didn't know it was a problem. I looked PTU up and I don't think it's the same thing. PTU kids tuck their chins down to compensate for their eyes looking up and looking down will result in jerking eye movements. I think the rolling of the eyes while nursing is just contentment and I wouldn't worry about it.
Eli Gunnar 1.11.10
Last edited by RobinJS; May 26th, 2010 at 03:15 PM.
Jalen does this, not all the time. When I pick him up after he spends the night at his Dad, he does it EVERY time during the first nursing session after I get there. Like he is in nursing ecstasy after 30-something hours of eating from a bottle.
It's normal. I think they call that the "breastfeeding coma".
So I watched the video and I didn't see what she was describing. The baby looks up for a split second and then continues to look at the camera. I didn't see the chin drop at all. The baby did what my son does and every other baby I've ever seen BF.
Mama to G, L & twins F & M
Started off 2013 homebirthing suprise twins Fia Celesta & Maddalena Isabella
Last edited by HappyHippy; May 27th, 2010 at 08:49 PM.