-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- For years, new mothers have been told to
position babies on their backs during sleep, to help lessen the
risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). That's extremely
But as a result of continually sleeping in the same position,
babies may develop a flat spot on their heads, a condition some
experts call "flattened head syndrome."
The experts say baby should still be placed on the back. But
parents may opt to gently reposition baby's head during sleep, and
during activities while baby is awake.
The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions for minimizing
"flattened head syndrome:"
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