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Why do newborns breath so fast?

Why do newborns breath so fast?

Immature: Newborns have immature nervous systems. They can roller coaster breathe - very fast then slow (or stop x 5 sec). This is normal. Newborn heart rates also vary more than older persons. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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I have anxiety fisorder and my newborn baby seems to be rather jumpy and does this thing like he is grasping for breath that last for 2 secs.Why?

I have anxiety fisorder and my newborn baby seems to be rather jumpy and does this thing like he is grasping for breath that last for 2 secs.Why?

Startle reflex: it could be an exaggerated startle reflex but anytime there is a concern about breathing I would recommend a physician examine your infant. If nothing is found wrong then reassurance that your child is okay will also help your anxiety. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it normal for a newborn's belly to rise when he breaths?

Is it normal for a newborn's belly to rise when he breaths?

Yes: Newborns breathe using the diaphragm, pulling it downward and pushing the belly out in the process.When they get older they develop more strength in their chest muscles and can use them more like older kids and adults do. ...Read more

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Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Baby Feeding: Could be that they have reflux or lots of post nasal drainage or a plugged nose. Also, the process of alternating breathing and swallowing is a tough thing for babies to learn and can take a little time. ...Read more

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My 2 week newborn sometime breaths heavily and gasps for air and his eyes move around is this a seizure ?

My 2 week newborn sometime breaths heavily and gasps for air and his eyes move around is this a seizure ?

Immature neurology: Newborns neurological systems are not mature for several months. During that time, it is not unusual to see unusual eye movements. I would recommend an evaluation by his pediatrician concerning his breathing difficulties. ...Read more

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Is it normal that new born baby breath heavily during night?

Is it normal that new born baby breath heavily during night?

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 more

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Shall a 27wk premature use curosurf (poractant alfa) when born? Even the new born breath well under invasive ventilation

Shall a 27wk premature use curosurf (poractant alfa) when born? Even the new born breath well under invasive ventilation

Clinical Picture?: This does depend on other clinical factors, but in general we would expect a 27 week baby on invasive ventilation to benefit from early surfactant therapy, yes. ...Read more

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My newborn is breathing fast, what's wrong?

My newborn is breathing fast, what's wrong?

ER: If you think your child is in respiratory distress see pediatrician or go to emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding, and my newborn is now in his 4 month, can i fast during ramdan when my baby begins his 6 month?

I am breastfeeding, and my newborn is now in his 4 month, can i fast during ramdan when my baby begins his 6 month?

Yes: Your body will continue to make quality milk in spite of fasting, and will extract needed nutrients from your body creating a deficit if you don't replace them during your non-fasting intervals. Keeping the faith does not hurt the babies. ...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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My 2 week old daughter breaths very loudly and fast at night, should I be concerned?

My 2 week old daughter breaths very loudly and fast at night, should I be concerned?

Don't worry : Marie- congrats on ur new baby! Don't worry about the breathing at night; their respiratory centers in the brain are still developing. U r probably worried about SIDS; to prevent it we recommend: putting her to sleep on her back, breastfeeding, vaccinations on time, sleeping in a separate crib or bassinet, at most one thin blanket not covering the neck or mouth, and avoidance of tobacco. ...Read more

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Just now i held my breath while checking my heartbeat, it was normal then went irregular/fast like b-b-b-b for 2-3 seconds then normal. Extra beats?

Examination: The best way to hear heartbeats is with a stethoscope and best interpreted and diagnosed by a doctor. You may want to go to the doctor to see if you have arrhymias. ...Read more

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Why fast before urea breath test?

Why fast before urea breath test?

Accuracy of test: This urea breath test is for detecting h.Pylori, a bacterium, that can cause peptic ulcer disease.Helicobacter pylori lives in the stomach and breaks down urea.This natural substance found in normal humans.Capsule is swallowed with urea attached to radiactive label c14. After 15 min. Breath into balloon which is analized to determine presence of bacteria. Food and certain medications interfere. ...Read more

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My 6months baby breath very fast wn she sleeping i can hear her breath?

My 6months baby breath very fast wn she sleeping i can hear her breath?

Normal brathing: A baby breathes faster than we do. The breathing you are hearing is due a shortened airwy present in infants. ...Read more

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Sometimes my heart tends to beat fast and I sometimes have sortness of breath. What can cause it?

Sometimes my heart tends to beat fast and I sometimes have sortness of breath. What can cause it?

Tachycardia: Many causes of tachycardia. The shotrness of breath is associated with exertion? Dyspnea on exertion is most often related to cardiac conditions. Tachycardia can be related to heart conditions, respiratory conditions,deconditioning or anxiety/panic. Full evaluation will be helpful ...Read more

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Children's Health (Definition)

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