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Baby Breathes Loud While Sleeping
Depends on age/posit: In the first 6m the neck is so short the baby must hold the head up & back to drop the jaw & mouth breathe. This is not a natural position so babies seldom sleep well.The growth of the neck by about 2-3 cm over that time allows the head to be neutral with the jaw open. In early infancy the nose must be clear to breathe without a struggle. ...Read more
Normal brathing: A baby breathes faster than we do. The breathing you are hearing is due a shortened airwy present in infants. ...Read more
I can't let my baby cry her self to sleep coz she cries so hard she can hardly breath, what shall I do in such a case, shall i still leave her cry hard?
See her pediatrician: Take along a video of an episode. If she has no congenital heart or lung disease, have a set bedtime & routine: read, rock, wipe out her mouth after her last feed, then put her on her back in her crib in her own room, drowsy, but awake to learn to self-calm for sleep. Doing this between 1-4 mos. Helps her consolidate sleep & avoids " trained night crying" at 6 months & older. ...Read more
Awaken/startled from a very loud noise at 3am. Couldn't sleep then got really tired. My body jolted as i dozed off? Woke me up as if out of breath?
20 m baby was having minor chokes quite frequently last evening. Has been making funny breath sounds during sleep. Possibly rti or frn body or allegy?
Are you on Ventolin: for asthma, or is he? If you are concerned that he may have obstructive sleep apnea or asthma, video him for 5-10 minutes while he sleeps. Take him I& the video to his pediatrician. Asthma does run in families. If he's on Ventolin, do this anyway, if you think his current dose is not working. ...Read more
5 month old baby will not sleep without the use of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d. Used a few times to help her breathe at night. Now she won't sleep without it.
My 4 week baby breath so hard when she drinks milk , it all happens while she is drinking during sleep?
Confusing question: Babies depend on their open nasal passages to breathe normally. If baby must stop feeding to do some breathing or seems to work harder to breathe during feedings, she needs her nose cleaned of any mucous or irritant debris. Dust, smoke & fragrances, make it hard for babies & saline nose rinse is your best rx. I don't know of any babies that drink during sleep, but many sound bad if congested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby 9 months snores reflux wheezy allergys noticed he seems to hold breath in sleep and gasps in sleep occasionally ? What could cause this
Sleep apnea: Sounds like your baby has sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea in kids is almost always caused by enlarged tonsils/adenoids. It is dangerous because it can seriously restrict their growth and development. Get ur baby to the pediatrician for eval and ENT referral. Good luck! ...Read more
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