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Question: flat head

 rochmom - Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:48 am

i have a five month old baby who sleeps on her back. the back of her head is pretty flat. will this get better on its own?
 Dr. Elias Barrios MD - Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:03 am

I do not know how flat the head is but if the head circunference is normal for the age and the baby is doing all right , well it is just his head shape that aditionally may have been molded by the position the baby sleeps.Yes it will change to some degree as the time passes by but it will be kind of flat though. Changing the babys position to sleep will help but be aware to ensure that the respiration is not affected that means putting the baby to sleep with the head turned to either side instead or just putting him on his back all the time. Try putting him on his belly but please make sure thar nothing is obstructing his nose or could possibly do .
 Dr. Elias Barrios MD - Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:07 am

if you have any other concern please feel free to contact me
Dr. Elias Barrios MD

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