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Why do newborns breath so fast?

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Dr. Brian Crownover
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Crownover
Dr. Brian Crownover
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Dr. Donna Wilkins
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: Newborns resp. rate

Newborns can breathe fast > 60 breaths/min.
Because of ttn (transient tachpnea) or delayed clearance of lung fluid, pneumonia, meconium aspiration, respiratory distress syndrome or a metabolic acidosis. A normal respiratory rate for a newborn is 30-60 breaths/min.

In brief: Newborns resp. rate

Newborns can breathe fast > 60 breaths/min.
Because of ttn (transient tachpnea) or delayed clearance of lung fluid, pneumonia, meconium aspiration, respiratory distress syndrome or a metabolic acidosis. A normal respiratory rate for a newborn is 30-60 breaths/min.
Dr. Donna Wilkins
Dr. Donna Wilkins
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