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babies holding their breath when not crying

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: During the first month an infant sets its breathing pattern. Fast/slow/deep/shallow all need to be matched with level of activity. This is not require ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Monitor breathing: These infants have a hyper-reactive gag reflex at that age which blocks any significant penetration of water into the lungs. They would have continuou ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: This is a simple amplification of crying/fitting that often escalates if you pay a lot of attention to it. Once a kid knows it will grab your complete ... Read More
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: A 2 yo will often develop local irritation around the pee hole if they sit in soapy bath water & the genitals are not completely rinsed with clean ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
See a doctor: He should be examined right way with these symptoms.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Tantrums: No worries. Our bodies are designed perfectly. Even some toddlers who breath hold, lose consciousness and start breathing again if they over due their ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Don't worry: Assuming he is otherwise healthy (not having a cold or cough or bronchiolitis) then don't worry about it. He is probably just going in and out of a de ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Depression: You are certainly suffering from the depression you have. Hopefully you have obtained medical care as the modern treatment for depression is very eff ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Get assessed: Thank you for your question.You most definitely need to see your GP ASAP>This problem is not going to go away,and will probably get worse if unatte ... Read More

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