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Is it normal for my newborn to have an oddly shaped head?

Is it normal for my newborn to have an oddly shaped head?

Yes: The newborn skull is often slightly misshapen (the classic look is that of a cone head) after birth. This is due to the skull bones being squeezed during the vaginal birthing process. This is a normal occurrence, and the skull bones will settle on their own within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Is it normal for my newborn to lose all her hair at the top of her head?

Is it normal for my newborn to lose all her hair at the top of her head?

Newborn hair.: Stated simply, it is normal for newborns to lose the hair they were born with. The hair loss can occur on any part of the head, or even the entire head. Any distribution can occur and still be considered normal. ...Read more

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My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. is this normal?

My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. is this normal?

Yes: A newborn's soft spot can often show slight pulsation. It is nothing to worry about. As long as your baby is otherwise well you can ignore this. ...Read more

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My son bangs his head since newborn now he's almost 4 and he still bangs his head . He functions normal otherwise please help?

Temper tantrum: Most of the time children persist in head banging (or other temper tantrums) because it works for them- it gets them what they want. Stop responding to the head banging! walk away and don't give in to the behavior. When he calms down and speaks appropriately, then give him your attention (but don't give him what he wanted). When he finds out it doesn't work, he'll stop banging his head. ...Read more

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I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should i worry ?

I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should i worry ?

Family practice : If he has stopped crying and is acting with normal sucking i wouldn't worry too much. Things like that will happen should be fine. ...Read more

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Why does the skin on my newborn's head and face turn red while he's nursing?

Why does the skin on my newborn's head and face turn red while he's nursing?

Erythema: The top of a baby's head is where they generate the most heat and has a large body service area compared to an older child. It is certainly appropriate for you to notice redness or warmth when your baby is nursing. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 ...Read more

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Im hurtin on top of my cat and i can't pass gas or have a ball movement head acehes and feel a lil weak been 6days sicen i had my newborn.Im i haveing?

Im hurtin on top of my cat and i can't pass gas  or have a ball movement head acehes and feel a lil weak been 6days sicen i had my newborn.Im i haveing?

Call the Ob-Gyn Dr.: The question is sort of vague, but a good rule of thumb is "never let the stool get hard" after a baby delivery, hemorrhoid surgery, or other surgery in the anal/rectal area. The patient and spouse must not be squeamish about handling poop, to prevent bad things from happening. The ob-gyn doctor can check to see if there is a bigger problem than not pooping. ...Read more

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Am a female 27 years of age,recently lost my newborn baby of 16days in feb,am on follic acid,lately feeling light headed n backpain n nausea am i preg?

Am a female 27 years of age,recently lost my newborn baby of 16days in feb,am on follic acid,lately feeling light headed n backpain n nausea am i preg?

Aches and pains: So sorry about your loss. The only way to know for certain if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. I recommend you pay your doctor a visit to be evaluated so that you can get answers and start feeling better. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Newborn has his right side of the head flat, what can I do?

Newborn has his right side of the head flat, what can I do?

Sleep on other side: Try to put the baby to sleep with the flat side up. Alternate sleeping positions in the crib. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok
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