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What sort of problem is a premature baby's "pausing" during breathing?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Variable issue

After birth, a baby must learn how fast/how deep to breathe to get needed oxygen in various levels of activity from quiet sleep to full fussy behavior. Premi's are less capable in figureing out the cycles, often forgetting to breathe when needed.
Although brief pauses are nl, long pauses can lead to low o2 brain injury.Drs use monitors & various meds to manage the premi problem until it resolves.

In brief: Variable issue

After birth, a baby must learn how fast/how deep to breathe to get needed oxygen in various levels of activity from quiet sleep to full fussy behavior. Premi's are less capable in figureing out the cycles, often forgetting to breathe when needed.
Although brief pauses are nl, long pauses can lead to low o2 brain injury.Drs use monitors & various meds to manage the premi problem until it resolves.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Of concern

A premature baby with 'pausing' during breathing, one of your biggest concerns is that of apnea.
Have your baby examined by your pediatrician.

In brief: Of concern

A premature baby with 'pausing' during breathing, one of your biggest concerns is that of apnea.
Have your baby examined by your pediatrician.
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
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