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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths. As a result, pediatricians have seen an increase in the number of children with positional plagiocephaly, or positional skull deformities (flat heads).

James Laughlin, MD, FAAP, comes on the Healthy Children Radio show to discuss these findings and what parents can do to prevent and treat flat heads in infants.

Segment 1: Infant Sleep Positions


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