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A 18-year-old female asked:

i'm a first time mom and my newborn is a week old and she bumped her head on her crib. she seems to be ok though she's sleeping a lot but i don't know?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Get evaluation: It is unlikely that a 1 week old could have caused a bump on her head on her own, a one week old can't roll. This situation is concerning for some ptential physical abuse and looking at the fact that the mother is 18 y/o raises the risk. Please take this child to the doctor for an evaluation immediately, it may save a life

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Last updated Dec 20, 2014

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