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    Hi

    My DS was born a week ago by CS and he's got a funny shaped head. It's kind of flat on top and protrudes out the back, kind of like a Neanderthal skull. I've done a bit of research and it seems it could be breech head. DS was 4 kg at birth and breech up until about 37/38 wks and born at 41 wks. So I'm thinking it's been caused by him being squashed up under my ribs. Has anyone had any experience of this and how long it takes to resolve and if I should be worried.

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    Hi MiniRoo,

    my nephew was born via c-section after being breech and his head was exactly as you described. My SIL had him seeing a chiro for a few months but it didnt resolve the issue and he ended up seeing a specialist at the RCH in Melbourne where he was diagnosed with plagiocephaly (http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_...sshapen_head/0 and fitted for a helmet that he had to wear for 3 months (I think from memory it was for 23 hours per day). He was fitted for the helmet about a week before he was 6 months old and the cut off date for the helmet is 6 months. His head is still somewhat misshapen (he is 4 now) but you dont really notice when his hair is a bit longer. My SIL did tell me that he has one ear that sits slightly higher than the other one so wearing glasses/sunglasses will be a problem for him.

    If I were you, and simply based upon my nephew's experience, I would seek advice from someone qualified.

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    He was checked by a Paed at birth and nothing was brought up. He wasn't born breech and no one brought that up either. His ears are fine and no mention of hip dysphasia but I know them mchn check that too.


 

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