A 31-year-old female asked:
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my 1mth old baby gasps for air while sleeping, and i notice that she also takes big gulps of saliva when asleep and awake sometimes. shud i b worried?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can call Dr's office: Unusual breathing movements in a 1-month old may be a problem, but it is hard to tell without examining the baby and seeing the movements. The best way to do this is to make videos of the baby's movements and show the pediatrician so he or she can decide whether the baby's movements are normal for his age. The baby may be refluxing milk and then has to swallow again, so interferes with breathing.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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