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May 25th, 2010, 12:57 PM
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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..
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May 26th, 2010, 01:46 PM
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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.
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May 26th, 2010, 03:08 PM
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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.
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May 26th, 2010, 03:44 PM
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Zoe rolls her eyes back when she falls asleep, and when she dozes off on the boob. I think it is normal.
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May 26th, 2010, 04:38 PM
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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.
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May 26th, 2010, 05:39 PM
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Phew..thanks everyone..I was starting to think something might be wrong!
Glad to know she's perfectly normal..LOL
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May 26th, 2010, 08:02 PM
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EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I nurse Bailey she immediate has her eyes half shut and eyes rolling back as soon as the milk starts flowing. I love it. All three of my kids did/do it
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May 27th, 2010, 05:53 PM
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I wouldn't be too concerned.. My Owen does the same thing when he is blissfully nursing
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May 27th, 2010, 08:43 PM
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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.
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May 29th, 2010, 06:51 AM
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All four of my kids have done it... totally normal
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