The Shape Of The Head Of The Newborn?
introduce me retno, nI have just given birth to a baby now aged 2 months, which I asked, when I first came out, the shape of my baby’s head is not symmetrical and soft like a liquid. If the parents say, ask your head to be clenched with a towel while bathing so that it will be the same. And it has always been done until now. nAnd what started out like liquid now has hardened, it’s just that the shape is still not symmetrical. Then what should I do so that his head does not look like a broken head? Thank you in advance .. 🙏
Hello Retno, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
The condition of the presence of soft fluid on the baby's head at birth can be caused by caput succedaneum, cephal hematoma, or subgaleal hematoma:
Caput succedaneum is a condition where there is a buildup of fluid / edema under the scalp. In most babies, this condition is harmless and can go away on its own within a few days.
Cephal hematoma is a buildup of blood in the lining of the skull. In most babies, this condition is also harmless and can disappear on its own in a few weeks to several months (up to 3 months).
Subgaleal hematoma is a buildup of blood in the space between the lining of the bone and the layer under the scalp. This condition is a quite dangerous condition and requires close observation and immediate treatment if there is a lot of bleeding.
If indeed at this time the lump has disappeared, then it is likely that the lump is caused by a head or cephalic hematoma. If your baby's head is not symmetrical at this time, it is probably because the baby's sleeping position is not changed. The bones in the baby's head are basically still very soft. If you put your baby to sleep in the same position over and over again, the side of the head that is crushed will be flatter / squeezed. You can overcome this by changing your baby's sleeping position. For example, if your baby sleeps tonight with the position facing the right, tomorrow face the baby's head to the left or straight up. Do not prop your head up with pillows, bolsters, or blankets because they can be dangerous and clog the baby's airway.
You can also have your child checked by the Pediatrician if you are worried that there is an abnormality in the shape of your baby's head.
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