Study: Positional plagiocephaly is common in babies

07/8/2013 | USA Today

A Canadian study published in the journal Pediatrics revealed that 47% of 440 babies ages 7 to 12 weeks had positional plagiocephaly, a condition in which a child's head is misshapen or flattened because of too much time lying on its back. Most babies with the condition had flat areas on the right side of their heads, possibly due to their "position of comfort" while in the uterus and the birth canal, lead researcher Aliyah Mawji said.

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