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How long do babies have without breathing before they develop hie?

How long do babies have without breathing before they develop hie?

Seconds to Breathe: It is difficult to say precisely which infants develop hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (hie) and to what degree of severity. We do know, however, that effective breathing (ventilation and oxygenation) should be initiated within seconds of delivery and well-established by one minute of life. If not, there are clear steps for intervention, outlined in the neonatal resuscitation program (nrp). ...Read more

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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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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

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Is it normal for babies to seem to stop breathing for a few seconds and then resume? 3mo old sometimes seems to do, for 5 seconds.

Is it normal for babies to seem to stop breathing for a few seconds and then resume? 3mo old sometimes seems to do, for 5 seconds.

Periodic breathing: This is normal. It is called periodic breathing and is due to immature nervous system. As the baby gets older it will occur less often. ...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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Why can premature babies sometimes have trouble breathing?

Why can premature babies sometimes have trouble breathing?

Lungs not ready.: Fetal lungs continue to mature until 39 weeks. Babies born prematurely have difficulty breathing because their lungs and muscles have not fully developed/matured and cannot process gas exchange efficiently. Prenatal Betamethasone shot to the mother can accelerate fetal lung maturity. ...Read more

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Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Too Tight Not Good!: Swaddling is safe but one only need to snug the blanket to limit motion not stop motion. Babies get some satisfaction from swaddling so use it but use it with care and common sense. ...Read more

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At what gestational age are babies lungs developed that they won't need help with breathing?

At what gestational age are babies lungs developed that they won't need help with breathing?

Varies with situatn: Some can be born at 32 weeks and have no issue(mostly females) and some will have poorly developed lungs at 40 weeks (infant of diabetic mother). The main info i give parents is to expect 50% to need oxygen rx if born at or before 36 weeks. ...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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Is paradoxical breathing also normal in an infant who is not sleeping (i.e. awake and active?)

Is paradoxical breathing also normal in an infant who is not sleeping (i.e. awake and active?)

Belly breathing: Infants often belly breathe because they do so from contracting their breathing muscle (diaphragm) more than expanding their chest like an older kid or adult. It is not necessarily something bad, but must be put into the overall picture of what is happening. I don't label belly breathing as paradoxical, which implies an abnormality. ...Read more

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Infant case: difficulty breathing, chocking, not feeding well, fever last week, sleepy, whistle noise when breathing no secretion. What could it be?

Infant case: difficulty breathing, chocking, not feeding well, fever last week, sleepy, whistle noise when breathing no secretion. What could it be?

Bronchiolitis: Have your baby checked. Most of bronchiolitis in infants requires supportive cares. However, if infant's oxygen saturation runs below 92 percent or infant became dehydrated from inadequate feeding, hospitalization will be necessary. ...Read more

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