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Doctor insights on: Baby Breathing Heavy And Holding Breath

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How many seconds do normal babies stop breathing for, in between breaths?

How many seconds do normal babies stop breathing for, in between breaths?

Important: Answer depends on age. If the infant is under 3 months, apnea of 10 seconds is potentially abnormal and you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Babies: Breath faster in general but rarely over 80 breaths a minute. Some babies are noisy feeders. It depends on the type of noise and their exam that makes it normal or abnormal. Make sure he/she is able to breath through the nose. An air conditioner should not cause breathing problems more so with feeding. All the best and if in doubt have it checked. ...Read more

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How many breaths do you give an infant or child, when doing the first aid rescue breathing?

How many breaths do you give an infant or child, when doing the first aid rescue breathing?

Cpr for children < 1: Give 30 chest compressions at the rate of 100/minute followed by clearing the airway and giving 2 gentle breaths. ...Read more

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I'm a 40 yr old male. Prob. Heavier than I should be. Sometimes when i'm breathing normally, i find it hard to catch my breath. What causes this? Tks

I'm a 40 yr old male. Prob. Heavier than I should be. Sometimes when i'm breathing normally, i find it hard to catch my  breath. What causes this? Tks

Had an exam lately?: Being the worrier that i am, I am always concerned when people mention difficulty breathing. Your weight and being male may be risk factors for heart disease. Others are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a family history of heart trouble, and inactivity. Any of these apply? Please get to your doctor for a full physical. Likely, you'll find the information reassuring. But get checked. ...Read more

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7week old baby breathing normal but every now and again it's as if he's lost his breath and can't get s breath?

7week old baby  breathing normal but every now and again it's as if he's lost  his breath and can't get s breath?

A normal reflex: This is considered a normal reflex for a baby of this age as long as the baby starts breathing again after 20-25seconds. Another consideration may be a stuffy nose. Make sure that the baby's nostrils are clear. If at any time the baby becomes blue take him to the er non stop. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby is breathing 54 breaths a min is this normal! he hasnt been feeding that well today and very clingly?! please help!

My 4 month baby is breathing 54 breaths a min is this normal! he hasnt been feeding that well today and very clingly?! please help!

Respirations: The breathing rate is normal. Perhaps she maybe developing an infection that is causing the feeding problem and being clingy. I recommend just observing her for now. Bring her to the doctor if the breathing runs faster and she becomes more irritable. ...Read more

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Middle chest pain when bending really low and breathing heavily at the same time but if im stand and breath heavily no pain at all?

Pericarditis ?: Check with your physician or a cardiologist to rule out this condition. You may need an ekg & chest xray. There are other possibilites as well & would require an office consultation. ...Read more

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Laying in bed very peaceful what would a sudden heavy breathing with several deep breaths?

Sigh reflex?: Everyone needs to take deep breaths every couple of minutes, to open up the unused part of the lung. Real shortness of breath would be worrisome, though. ...Read more

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When i run i lose my breath very quickly and start breathing very heavily. I am a healthy and athletic person.. This only occurs with running. Athsma?

When i run i lose my breath very quickly and start breathing very heavily. I am a healthy and athletic person.. This only occurs with running. Athsma?

Possibly: There is something called exercise-induced asthma. There are other things that can cause symptoms like this as well. Check with your doctor. ...Read more