Head lag

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  1. abbiesmummy

    abbiesmummy Well-Known Member

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    Was told by HV they were concerned about baby's head lag. Basically when they lift him from lying down to sitting with his arms his head flops right back. HV got an appointment with GP who agreed its not good and wants baby to see a paediatrician. He is only just 3 months old and he is a very big baby so maybe he just has a big head to hold up. Has anyone had experience of this???
     
  2. mamichuli

    mamichuli Well-Known Member

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    I am afraid that I dont have any advice, as have no experience of this - but I didnt want to read an run. I hope all goes well with the specialist, I wouldnt worry too much, especially if LO is alert, eating well, etc. Just wait and see what the peadiatric doctor has to say.

    Just wanted to give you some hugs, you must be so worried...


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  3. mamichuli

    mamichuli Well-Known Member

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    When's your appt hun? Let us know how it goes..

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    Lisa
     
  4. abbiesmummy

    abbiesmummy Well-Known Member

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    not got one yet, but GP said it not be until after christmas. Although he does seem to be improving all the time and its not as bad as it was. Giving him lots of tummy time to strengthen his neck so maybe that helps. thanks x
     
  5. mamichuli

    mamichuli Well-Known Member

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    You got me thinking, I remember that our peadiatric doctor (in Spain the baby sees a peadiatrician monthly until he's one and then bimonthly until hes two) said that babies have weaker necks these days because they no longer sleep on their tummies, due to SIDS. As a result they get less tummy time and are sometimes slower to develop neck muscles, so that might be the trick! Keep those exercises going! :cheer:

    Lisa
     

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