(Closed) Hunchback baby????!!

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Um, no. Leaning your baby forward to burp her will not cause a permanent spinal disfigurement.

Post # 3
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For things like this, talk to your doctor rather than the internet. Don’t worry if you feel like it’s a silly question – most doctors are used to dealing with new mums, I’m sure.

Post # 4
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Kyphosis (the medical term form “hunchback” or “humpback”) is either caused by a congenital malformation (malformation in the womb) or by inborn degenerative bone or connective tissue disease, which cannot be prevented. 

The only preventable cause of kyphosis is osteoporosis, which in absence of other contributing medical conditions, is not something that occurs until one is of advanced age. 

I agree with the previous poster that this question and other medical questions are best posed to your child’s medical care provider. Don’t ever be intimidated or embarrassed to ask. They have heard it all. 

Post # 5
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Worriermum:  Not a medical doctor, and it would be best to ask your doctor as each one does things differently, but that is how the hospital showed me how to burp my son when he was born, so I’ve been doing it that way for the last 3 months and have no concerns. It might be uncomofrtable because it puts a little pressure on their tummies. In my case my son needs that because he isn’t a very good burper.

Post # 6
46677 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Worriermum:  No, it will not cause her to be hunchbacked.  If it was uncomfortable for her , find another position to burp her. The discomfort coulod have been caused by the gas, not the position.

This is a good website for all sorts of  healthcare information:


ps Is this concern related to your worrying about having had dental X-rays when you were pregnant?


Post # 7
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No outward incident would cause true kyphosis. It is a medical condition, as referenced above. Judging by your username, maybe you could write. List of questions to speak with your child’s doctor about during your regular visits to help ease your mind. Also keep in mind that little ones are resilient; you’re likely doing just fine.

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