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Doctor insights on: My Baby Holds His Breath Till He Turns Blue

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Are babies born knowing how to hold their breath and swim?

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 more

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What neurological disorders could cause an infant to hold its breath?

What neurological disorders could cause an infant to hold its breath?

Breath holding spell: Breath holding spells are common in infants, frightening looking, but the baby can easily be stimulated to take a breath. Should wake up and be normal, not drowsy. ...Read more

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What does a fishy smell to a babies breath mean?

What does a fishy smell to a babies breath mean?

See below: There is a rare genetic disorder called "trimethylaminuria" where an enzyme deficiency is present causes the lack of breakdown of a particular metabolite can cause the accumulation of trimethylamine in sweat, saliva and urine causing a fishy odor. The malodor can be managed by reducing the ingestion of precursors of the compound. See your doc for an eval and referral to genetics. ...Read more

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My babies breath smells like poop and she is constipated could she have hirschsprungs disease ?

My babies breath smells like poop and she is constipated could she have hirschsprungs disease
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Consult Pediatrician: You did not say how old your baby is.With the symptoms you described i will check with your babies pediatrician, he will be able to tell you what it may be. Hirschsprung disese symptoms usually start after the baby is born and if it is a mild condition it may not show up later. So take your child to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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After you give rescue breaths to an infant, whatsigns of circulation should you look for?

After you give rescue breaths to an infant, whatsigns of circulation should you look for?

Color, Breathing: Signs of circulation include good color (i.e. "pink" or rosy as opposed to blue, grey, or dusky appearance). The baby should also be breathing easily and active. But i would strongly recommend you immediately call 911 and take your child to the nearest er or pediatrician's office if you have to give rescue breaths. ...Read more

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What causes bad breath in babies?

What causes bad breath in babies?

Several conditions and food: In infants bad breath can be due to many conditions gastro esophageal reflux infections in mouth, throat, nose foreigh body in the nose or ear enlarged tonsils and adenoids thumb sucking pacifier use taking a bottle to bed sugary drinks in older infant if the bad breath is persistant the infant needs to be examined by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do babies breath extra fast when they sleep?

Do babies breath extra fast when they sleep?

No: Typically a baby does not breath faster when he or she is sleeping. In fact a lot of times breathing is slower when they are sleeping. ...Read more

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Does bad breath in an infant indicate anything serious?

Does bad breath in an infant indicate anything serious?

Possibly: Bad breath is not typical in an infant and could have many causes, most of which are not serious but could require intervention. Your child should be examined by their pediatrician to determine the cause of their bad breath. ...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 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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