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Are Babies Born Knowing How To Hold Their Breath And Swim
Sadly, no: ? the american academy of pediatrics: swimming lessons for infants and toddlers do not protect children from drowning. Children are not ready for formal swimming lessons until after their fourth birthday, because they cannot voluntarily hold their breath for significant amounts of time until that age. Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury and death among children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been holding my breath while being around strong smells to the point that I could not hold it any longer have I caused damage to my unborn baby?
No: Unless you are holding your breath for unusually long times (like 4 minutes) it's unlikely your blood oxygen levels are getting dangerously low & even so it would be for such a short time that i doubt it could damage your baby.If the smells are due to toxic chemicals (like those in perfumes/ new paint/ new carpet/ tobacco smoke/plastics) you are doing your baby a favor by avoiding these exposures. ...Read more
I notice when i walk fast or say a sentence or even hold my baby i need to pause for a breath or two. Is this normal?
NO : Those minimal activities should not cause shortnesss of breath. There are several potential causes some of which are more serious than others. A much more detailed history as well as physical exam is needed to determine the cause and should be done sooner rather than later. ...Read more
My 6 month old baby girl holds her breath until she can't breath anymore than take a big breath what can it b?
Behavior usually: Many babies will hold breath when upset or startled. Some have irregular breathing with periods of not breathing when asleep. Some may hold breath during feedings or immediately following perhaps due to reflux. The condition is usually benign and will resolve with time but may become a method of getting attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sisters new 6 day old baby breaths really fast maybe since he was born. Is it bc he cant go to the bathroom or could something be wrong?
Baby breathing: Babies breath fast. A respiratory rate of 60 breaths a minute is normal. That's 1 breath every second! If the baby has not been in yet for his first post-hospital check-up, then he needs to be seen today. If he had his check up and all was fine at that visit, you need to relax. If poor feeding, then back to doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One month old baby holds breath - seems dazed after but returns to normal. What neurological disorders could cause this?
See doctor : This could be normal periodic infant breathing but if she seems dazed then she should see her doctor. It could be a lot of other things, too many to discuss here. If she has any blue discoloration on face or fingers, or stops breathing for more than 10-15 sec, go to the ER. Consider taking a short video of the episode. May help docs decide what it is. ...Read more
My baby 0is 8 weeks & up clear liquid through her nose some times milky.always has a big cry also seems to hold her breath, and she tenses up ?
Increace her burping: time and frequency.Check with pediatrician about frequency and amount of feedings.all the best... ...Read more
Can I hold my breath during pregnancy? Can't stand a lot of smells so I hold my breath while cleaning or around paint. Have I caused damage to baby
Yes: Even if you try, you can't hold your breath forever. Baby will be fine. Avoid the paint or strong odors. Kiss: keep it simple smart. ...Read more
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