A 7-year-old male asked:
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can a baby stop breathing if left to cry for too long? we're sleep training and letting him cry for up to 10 minutes at a time and husband is worried.

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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
No he cannot: You need to slowly increase the times he cries--5 minutes,10,15,20.be consistent.go in see him but no picking up.he gets the message you are around,he is safe but will not pick him up.it will definitely happen with consistency in just a few days.good luck.next time do not wait until he is 1 yr old.do it at 5-6 months
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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