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MD Mama

How to prevent, or deal with, flat spot on baby’s head

Adapted from the MD Mama blog on

The good news first: Since 1994, when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) started recommending that all babies sleep on their backs, the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has dropped by 50 percent. That’s a lot of lives saved.

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