Apr
2014

Q&A: What kind of doctor do I need to take my baby to for head shaping due to brachycephaly?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

What kind of doctor do I need to take my 5 month old baby to for head shaping due to brachycephaly? I am interested in fitting him with helment. Thanks

Answer: 

Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD - LocateADoc.com

The first thing you should do, if you have not already, is to schedule a check-up with your Family Doctor or Pediatrician. Then he or she can check your baby and refer you to the appropriate specialist if indicated.

--Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD
Stuart, FL

Answer: 

Marian Blaesser Kahn, DNP - LocateADoc.com

Thank you for your question.
 
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends repositioning, stretching and monitoring before trying to reshape a child with brachycephaly.
 
If the problem persists, referral to a pediatric neurologist may be warranted. Check with your pediatrician for complete guidelines and recommendations.

--Marian Blaesser Kahn, DNP
Royal Oak, MI

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