This Life: Getting back to baby basics
With the infant flathead condition endemic in Ireland, preventative measures by parents can play an important role, writes Fiona Kelly.
"It's not just a rise, it's endemic in the paediatric population of Ireland," says Dylan Murray, lead clinician at the national paediatric craniofacial centre.
Murray is referring to infant plagiocephaly, or 'flat-headed' babies, in layman's terms. The occurrence is caused mainly by repeated pressure to the back of the infant's head from birth. The fact of its commonality in Ireland, the country's only craniofacial surgeon attributes to the success of the 'back to sleep' campaign,...
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