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406 Possible Causes for Weak Sucking

  • Meningitis

    Other symptoms of meningitis in infants can include: jaundice (a yellowish tint to the skin) stiffness of the body and neck a lower-than-normal temperature a weak suck a high-pitched[kidshealth.org]

  • Ventricular Hemorrhage

    Common symptoms of IVH include: apnea and bradycardia (stopping breathing and low heart rate) pale or blue coloring weak suck high-pitched cry seizures swelling or bulging[childrenshospital.org] Symptoms may include: Apnea and bradycardia (stopping breathing and low heart rate) Pale or blue coloring (cyanosis) Weak suck High-pitched cry Seizures Swelling or bulging[chop.edu] Weak suck: Similar to reflex development, a weak suck during feedings may be a cause for alarm.[cerebralpalsygroup.com]

  • Cleft of Hard Palate

    Your child may have a weak suck and take a long time to feed. Milk may come out of your child's nose. These are possible signs of a cleft.[asha.org]

  • Hemorrhage

    The following are the most common symptoms of IVH: Pauses in breathing (apnea) Sow heart rate (bradycardia) Pale or blue coloring (cyanosis) Weak suck High-pitched cry Seizures[stlouischildrens.org]

  • CHARGE Syndrome

    Over 90% of children need tube feeding early in their life and many experience weak sucking/chewing, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and aspiration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Sepsis

    suck Pale or mottled coloring or jaundice (yellow coloring of the skin and eyes) How is sepsis diagnosed?[stanfordchildrens.org] […] infection may include the following: Apnea (stopping breathing) or difficulty breathing Bradycardia (decreased heart rate) Decreased temperature or temperature instability Weak[stanfordchildrens.org]

  • Cleft Palate

    Your child may have a weak suck and take a long time to feed. Milk may come out of your child's nose. These are possible signs of a cleft.[asha.org]

  • Cleft Lip - Cleft Palate

    Your child may have a weak suck and take a long time to feed. Milk may come out of your child's nose. These are possible signs of a cleft.[asha.org]

  • Constipation

    suck or weak muscles Your child looks or acts very sick You think your child needs to be seen, and the problem is urgent Call Doctor Within 24 Hours Age less than 2 months[seattlechildrens.org] […] using care advice Vomits 2 or more times and stomach looks more swollen than normal Age less than 1 month old and breastfed Age less than 12 months with recent onset of weak[seattlechildrens.org]

  • Gangliosidosis

    suck, hernias, an exaggerated startle response, myopathy, generalized skeletal dysplasia, flexion contractures, coarse facial features, and a tendency towards deafness and[cags.org.ae] Early symptoms include poor appetite, weak suck and failure to thrive. Only about 50% of cases display the cherry-red spot in the back of the eye.[ntsad.org] […] with the following features shortly after birth: severe psychomotor and mental retardation, seizures, hepatosplenomegaly, growth retardation, because of a poor appetite and weak[cags.org.ae]

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