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baby s head growing too fast

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Family trend?: Small heads can be a normal family trait. So can large heads. Head growth is a measure of brain growth, but is not a measure of brain function. Som ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Head growth reflects: brain growth. Unless an infant has had an infection or trauma, we look for genetic & other medical causes of prenatal origin if 3 measurements do ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Too heavy: The head is heavy and little babies (0-4 months) do not yet have strong enough neck muscles to control it so it sort of falls to one side. Gets better ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Head lag: At 4 months, head lag is not uncommon and can be within normal. However, if not pulling to stand, rolling over or just reduced muscle tone in neck, s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
50 years experience Plastic Surgery
It's usually normal: Many vaginally-born newborns have some head "deformity" due to the proess of passing through the birth canal. The rapid growth of the brain and the so ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
More info: If the brain structure is normal, don't do anything. Wait until the child is born. Dolichocephaly is a head shape description, and nothing more. It do ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Infant torticollis: Torticollis is a condition when babies are born with their head tilted to one side, caused by tight muscles in the neck. Sometimes people will feel a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffry Gill
28 years experience Pediatrics
Stages: Baby heads can get pretty pointy during birth--but generally look much better even after as little as 24 - 48 hours. Some babies develop flat spots o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Many issues: I think muscle, bone or visual. A kid may have a transient spasm in the trapezious (neck) muscle that may persist if not treated with therapy.There ar ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Head banging: Is a bad sign. Get the baby checked.
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