This is a rather common problem called 'craniosynostosis' where the various skull bones in the infant join together too early. The most rapid phase of brain growth in an infant is during the first year of life and if the skull bones close too early this does not leave the brain enough space to grow normally. Your paediatrician is correct, your baby's head circumference must be measured every 4 weeks. If his skull is not growing normally an operation to temporarily separate the skull bones may be necessary. This sounds very frighteneing but it is a relatively simple operation with excellent results. Seizures will not occur as a result of this operation.
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