Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Disco | 2010/04/15

Q.

Head Measurement

Hello Doctor,

Why is the head measurement taken each time my child has a vaccination?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is improtant to measure a baby's head growth during the first year. This is the period during which the baby's brain grows very rapidly and the paediatrician or clinic nurse should monitor the head measurement to see that it is normal.

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