Since the initiation of the Back to Sleep campaign in 1992, the incidence of positional head shape deformities has increased significantly. While the policy has lowered the rate of sudden infant death syndrome by an estimated 40%, the recommendation for supine sleeping has increased the incidence of occipital cranial flattening by as much as 600% (
Increase in positional head shape deformities prompt look at risk factors, treatments
Dr. Steinberg is the resident/fellow member of the AAP Section on Plastic Surgery Executive Committee, and Dr. Taub is chair of the section’s executive committee.
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Jordan P. Steinberg, Peter J. Taub; Increase in positional head shape deformities prompt look at risk factors, treatments. AAP News December 2014; 35 (12): 8. 10.1542/aapnews.20143512-8
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