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Will breathing into a brown paper bag help slow down my baby's fast breathing?
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Absolutely not, make sure that you call your doctor if the baby continuos breathing fast.

In brief: No
Absolutely not, make sure that you call your doctor if the baby continuos breathing fast.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics
In brief: No
If you feel your baby is breathing rapidly please consult your doctor. It may be something as simple as periodic breathing which is a normal in a newborn or it could indicate a repiratory, cardiac, metabolic, or central nervous system problem. A baby does not have "hyperventilation" from anxiety like an older child or teen.
Never place a brown paper bag on a baby.

In brief: No
If you feel your baby is breathing rapidly please consult your doctor. It may be something as simple as periodic breathing which is a normal in a newborn or it could indicate a repiratory, cardiac, metabolic, or central nervous system problem. A baby does not have "hyperventilation" from anxiety like an older child or teen.
Never place a brown paper bag on a baby.
Dr. Paul Leadem
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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: No
No, and this is potentially dangerous for babies and children.
Do not worry about breathing that occasionally looks like it is fast or comes in quick little gasps in babies. This is usually normal. However, if babies are breathing so quickly that they have difficulty feeding or making a high pitched squeal when they breathe or wheezing with quick breathing, you should see your pediatrician.

In brief: No
No, and this is potentially dangerous for babies and children.
Do not worry about breathing that occasionally looks like it is fast or comes in quick little gasps in babies. This is usually normal. However, if babies are breathing so quickly that they have difficulty feeding or making a high pitched squeal when they breathe or wheezing with quick breathing, you should see your pediatrician.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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