Table 1

Relevant clinical details of the 11 babies

DeliveryFeedingTimeCircumstancesEstimated height (m)Signs and injuries
NormalArtificialNight (20:00 to 8:00)From mother's arms, in chair0.8No clinical signs
No imaging
NormalBreastDayFrom mother's arms when placing baby in cot1.0No clinical signs
No imaging
ForcepsBreastNightFrom mother's knee while sitting in chair0.5No clinical signs
No imaging
CaesareanBreastNightFrom mother's bed0.5No clinical signs
Skull x ray normal
CaesareanBreastNightFrom mother's bed0.5No clinical signs
Skull x ray normal
CaesareanMixedNightFrom mother's bed0.5No clinical signs
Fracture right parietal bone
CaesareanBreastNightFrom mother's chest while in bed1.0No clinical signs
Left parietal skull fracture
NormalArtificialNightFrom mother's knee while sitting on bed0.5No clinical signs
Fracture right parietal bone, ultrasound normal
ForcepsBreastDayFrom mother's bed0.5Bruise over right temporal bone
No imaging
NormalBreastNightFrom mother's knee while sitting in chair0.5Swelling in left parietal area
Fracture left parietal bone. Ultrasound normal
NormalArtificialDayFrom delivery bed1.2Traumatic encephalopathy
CT scan: right fronto-parietal fracture, cerebral contusion