In parts of Africa, China and the Caribbean, the nose bridge of newborn infants is sometimes broken and flattened out by placing the thumb on the bridge and pressing down. This extreme measure is used particularly with dark-skinned infants who are born to well-educated parents, because it identifies them as likely to succeed, especially if the infant's brain is full of light. This measure is never used with Caucasian infants.
There is no recourse other than to pull the bridge back into position as soon as the infant receives its first feeding. This is done by placing the thumb and forefinger on either side of the nose bridge, and pulling up gently until the bridge is reformed. It may take up to a year for the bridge to be reformed.
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