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Two Week Old Baby Gasping For Breathe While Sleeping
My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried?Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not
Hard to say: In early weeks, babies can go though a transition pattern called periodic breathing. This is the system figuring out how fast/deep to breathe during the varying states.(sleep/rest/feed/active) It can be fast panting or s;ow deep, there can be a short pause up to 10 sec. By 6 weeks this is usually less noticeable, but occasional pauses can remain. If you think your doc is clueless,get a 2nd opinion ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?
How fast should a newborn breath, my daughter seems to be breathing fast esp when sleeping and pulling to breath born w fluid in lungs (resolved) she's 1week?
Periodic breathing: Newborns breath fast...Around 40-50 x a minute. They also have a cycle of breathing called periodic breathing where they breathe very fast then slow it down and can have an interval of up to 10-15 seconds of "holding their breath" then it starts over. As long as she is pink and eating well and in no distress she is fine. If worried at all see your pediatrician..Reassurance is very helpful. ...Read more
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
2 week old baby snorts when she breathes and sounds like she's snoring when she sleeps. No fever and appetite is good. Is she ok?
Yes: Nasal congestion in an otherwise normal baby is not uncommon. If acting normal and feeding well, no cause for concern. Saline (salt water) nose drops may help. Exposure to cigarette smoke aggravates the situation. If not feeding well or has a fever (100.4 or higher), seek immediate medical help. ...Read more
My week old baby has been sleeping so much the last two days, and not eating as much per feeding. He hasn't been fussy but grunting a lot . Pooping n urinating just fine too. Is he ok? What's wrong?
Depends: Not sure what you mean by grunting but that word bothers me a bit. The sleep, eating and pooping sounds ok. Does his breathing sound ok? If concerned i would not hesitate to take your baby to the pediatrician . Grunting is not a normal baby sound but it might be just your description for a normal sound. ...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.
Is it normal for my 6 month old baby to stomach breathe while sleeping at night? He pulls air from his stomach and onto his chest, it looks like wave
How much salt do I put in the water for drops to clear my baby's air way? He is 6months old he's sleepy but can't stay sleep because he can't breathe thru his nose he's had a cold for about a day
Homemade saline drop: If your baby can't eat because his nose is so stuffed or if he's working harder to breathe (look at his chest without close on and watch him breath) then you should seek care from your doctor. Saline drops are: 8 ounces of water (1 measuring cup) with 1/2 teaspoon of non-iodized table salt and a pinch of baking soda. Use a fresh batch every time. Only use two drops at a time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your lucky: Some infants will develop a feeding pattern that follows the normal wake sleep pattern their mother had in pregnancy.If they are feeding effectively during the day and gaining appropriate weight it is fine, especially for the larger babies.If a baby is tiny, 5-6 lb, I want them wakened to feed at night. After they get close to 8 lb I worry less about their feeding cycles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Saline drops: Saline drops are available over the counter. Put drops in one nostril, (3-10, until you hear him swallow), wait 30-60 sec, insert bulb syringe into nostril as far as it will go, and suction. Babies don't know how to blow their noses, but this will relieve the congestion. It's especially helpful before feeding or sleep and can be repeated as needed. ...Read more
I've noticed that My 9 week old baby when cries a lot afterward she sleeps is it because she is tired and can't sleep easier?
See Your Doctor Now: More information regarding your infant is needed such as pre and post-natal medical history, feeding/sleeping patterns, and much more. Normal babies experience increased crying by age 2 weeks, crying reaches a peak by age 2 months. A thorough exam and correlation with history is needed to determine if crying pattern is of a benign nature. Early intervention is always best. See your doctor now. ...Read more
7 week old baby is often sleeping 4, sometimes 5 hours at night before waking. Should I wake him up after 3 hours to make sure he's feeding enough?
No: A normal, happy, growing 7-week-old baby follows the saying, "Never wake a sleeping baby." Normal babies at this age who happen to sleep through the night will just eat more during the daytime. Normal babies at 3 months of age can sleep through the night, meaning a 6-7 hour stretch without needing a feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By soothing it: Most 4 week old babies have not learned the skill of putting himself to sleep yet and needs to be soothed. It might be by rocking, swaddling, sucking, feeding, humming or singing or soft music or a sound machine. You will know what soothes your baby. Don't be surprised if it is a ride in the car at times! ...Read more
My 3 week old baby is all stuffed up he's snorting is there anything i can do to help him breath better?
My iPhone accidentally slipped on my 2 week old baby's head on the side, she was sleeping and didn't cried.
is she going to be okay?
I have a week old baby that can't sleep. He wakes up making whiny noises like if he's uncomfortable. I gave him gas drops but didn't help, what to do?
I have a 3 week old baby girl and she tends to hyperventilate and jumps in her sleep is this something I should be worry about?
M.D. follow up: Babies breathe a a more rapid rate than older children and adults. I would recommend observing her for any changes in the color of her skin, lips or nails. Sometimes babies startle and this is normal. I would let your pediatrician know as well. Virtual appts are also available. ...Read more
12 week old baby has started spitting up forcefully and not wanting to sleep, should I be worried, she did this one day a week ago as well?
Hard to know: A physician should at least know more about potential sick contacts, the infant's birth history, and more about her feeding history before advising. You could initiate a virtual consult or call your pediatrician for advice. If she is not having wet diapers, has fever, is grunting with breaths, wheezing, or drooling excessively then you might consider urgent care tonight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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