SIDS Prevention and Flat Spots

By Health Day

The recommendation worked SIDS has declined dramatically.

But now, something new has cropped up. Babies with flat spots on the back of their heads!

In a new Canadian study, researchers tracked the incidence of this phenomenon...known medically as positional plagiocephaly.

They analyzed data from 440 infants collected during regular well-child visits. All were between 7 and 12 weeks old.

More than 46 percent of the infants had a flat spot on their head! Three-quarters of the cases were considered mild.

The researchers say this high incidence indicates the need for better parental education on how to prevent the condition, especially before the 2-month well baby check-up.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with news from today that can lead to healthy tomorrows.

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