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Is there a way to help my child not have a ventral hernia?
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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: No
Children are usually born with hernias.

In brief: No
Children are usually born with hernias.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: One visable now ?
It is common for infants & toddlers to have loose belly muscles and a ridgelike outpouching may be visable in the middle from the breastbone to the naval+.
These muscles need to be loose in pregnancy if nutrients are to move thru the placenta to the inside.As babies get more mobile & start doing "crunches" thru normal activity the muscles tighten & the ridge disappears. If not, it can be fixed >4y.

In brief: One visable now ?
It is common for infants & toddlers to have loose belly muscles and a ridgelike outpouching may be visable in the middle from the breastbone to the naval+.
These muscles need to be loose in pregnancy if nutrients are to move thru the placenta to the inside.As babies get more mobile & start doing "crunches" thru normal activity the muscles tighten & the ridge disappears. If not, it can be fixed >4y.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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