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What Do I Do If My Baby Is Having Breathing Retractions
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
High fever: She may have a serious infection. Take her to the er immediately or call your pediatrician. ...Read more
Is there nething helpful 4 treating infant RSV other than hot steam and breathing treatment? My 8 month old is miserable...
Be patient: Most of RSV infection in infant of yours requires supportive care, i.e., encouraging fluid intake and watching. Hot steam is not of help. Pay extra attention to infant's breathing. If infant's breathing becomes noticeably heavy, check with your baby's pcp again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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