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Sunken soft spot, help.

Posted by on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:21 PM
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Before you bitch about it I am on hold to speak to a nurse.

DD is 4 weeks old and I just noticed the shift spot on top of her head is sunken in. It's not a lot but it is noticeable. She is exclusively breastfed and has had 4 wet diapers since noon today.

Is this normal? Has it happened to your baby?

EDIT:

**I spoke with the nurse and she said I shouldn't worry since she isn't dehydrated. She said it was most likely because of how she was laying.**
by on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:21 PM
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lovemymini
by Emerald Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:22 PM
Bump
crumpy_gat
by No. on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:23 PM
They do funny things. It is a sign of dehydration but doesn't sound like that's the case. Ds sometimes looked sunken but he was fine. See what the nurse says
AmiJanell
by Ruby Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:24 PM

It's normal to be slightly sunken... if you have no other concerns about dehydration, she's eating well and clearly having wet diapers, it's fine.  (Ped's nurse)

Ilaynasmommy
by Gold Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:24 PM

This.


Quoting crumpy_gat: They do funny things. It is a sign of dehydration but doesn't sound like that's the case. Ds sometimes looked sunken but he was fine. See what the nurse says


ff-princess
by Ruby Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:25 PM

it's sometimes a sign of dehydration but the rest of it doesn't fit

the_dude
by abides on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:25 PM

4 wet dipes in 8 hours. she's not dehydrated... I dunno... :( 

SRUsarahSC
by Ruby Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Usually a sign of dehydration, have your diaper count ready for the nurse.

lovemymini
by Emerald Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:25 PM
Thanks. The only other concern is that she hasn't slept much in the last day.

Quoting AmiJanell:

It's normal to be slightly sunken... if you have no other concerns about dehydration, she's eating well and clearly having wet diapers, it's fine.  (Ped's nurse)

DevonD83
by Gold Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:25 PM
Sometimes totally normal but it depends on how sunken you are talking about.
MilkLover0203
by on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:29 PM
I just read that if it is followed by vomiting or diarrhea, it is time to be concerned. You're on the phone with the nurse anyway though.
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