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Why does my daughter's head remain warm?

Q: My five and a half months old daughter's head remains warm compared to the whole body. I can feel it’s heated up. The doctor said it is because of calcium deficiency and has asked us to expose the baby to sunlight early in the morning for about an hour. We are doing the same since her birth, but could not see any result. What could be the problem with her?

A:Many babies' heads may feel a little warm, which may be normal. I don't think it is related to calcium deficiency. However, if your doctor suspects calcium deficiency it is a good idea to get the calcium, phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase levels tested and treated accordingly. Exposure to sunlight is a good idea , but one needs to be careful during summer months so that the baby does not get a heat stroke.


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