I have received a ton of e-mails from my readers over the last week asking if I had a follow-up to the baby born with two faces.
According to the baby’s parents, the little girl is eating and breathing normally despite having two pairs of eyes and lips and two noses.
The girl has found easy acceptance in Kumar’s large, extended family, who say they have no plans to consult doctors to check if the girl can receive treatment or corrective surgery.
“The doctor said everything is normal when she was born. So where’s the need to get medical help?” said the child’s father.
“She’s fed through one mouth and sucks her thumb with the other. We use whichever mouth is free to feed her,” the 24-year-old Kumar told AFP, adding she is eating and breathing normally.
Doctors said it was an extremely rare case, with the girl having two skulls joined together, and that separating them was out of the question.
“Since the heads are fused, separating them is not possible,” paediatrician D.K Gupta of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences told the Hindustan Times newspaper on the weekend.
“Clearly the child is in no immediate danger but it has to be checked whether the oral and nasal cavity and other passages” are functioning properly, paediatrician Gupta said.
Many people had wondered if both faces were ‘working’ and they are. It would be really weird to hear both mouths crying at the same time.
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