Lack of Repositioning Makes Baby has Positional Plagiocephaly
In 1992, a campaign was launched to raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. As a part of the campaign, it was suggested that infants should be made to sleep on their backs.
This posture is said to bring a decline in SIDS by 50%. However, it shall also be noted that the decline also brought along a concern and that was of positional plagiocephaly. It is a condition in which baby's head shape either gets flattened or gets misshaped.
There have been studies in the past where it has been said that between 3% and 61% infants have positional plagiocephaly. However, a new study has been carried out, which has revealed the percentage to be 47%.
Study resaerchers have assessed the condition of 440 infants, who were aged between 7 and 12 weeks.
After assessing them, it was found that 47% infants were having the condition. Researcher Aliyah Mawji from the Mount Royal University in Calgary said that presence of positional plagiocephaly means that infant has not been given opportunities for repositioning.
The study has been published in the journal Pediatrics. Among the infants, which were having the positional plagiocephaly, 78% were having mild form, 19% were having moderate form of plagiocephaly and 3% were having severe form.
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