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My 5 month old heeps making a gasping for air noise sometimes when he takes a deep breath in I don't know if he just found a noise or something wrong?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Try This

If you turn the baby onto his tummy and the noise disappears, coming back when he is on his back.
..You have tracheomalacia which is an immaturity of the trachea or windpipe. This is noisy, but generally benign. Babies usually grow out of this immaturity. If so ask your doctor.

In brief: Try This

If you turn the baby onto his tummy and the noise disappears, coming back when he is on his back.
..You have tracheomalacia which is an immaturity of the trachea or windpipe. This is noisy, but generally benign. Babies usually grow out of this immaturity. If so ask your doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Problem Breathing

Baby should normally breath not gasping or noisy breathing.
He could be sick.Pls. Have him examined.If he is ok and the noisy breathing persist at age 1 to 2 years you call it bronchomalacia which will eventually disappear af age 2 years.

In brief: Problem Breathing

Baby should normally breath not gasping or noisy breathing.
He could be sick.Pls. Have him examined.If he is ok and the noisy breathing persist at age 1 to 2 years you call it bronchomalacia which will eventually disappear af age 2 years.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics
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In brief: Could be a behavior

It might be a behavior-infants often, for example, learn that people notice a 'fake cough'.
He might find the noise interesting, and how everybody turns to him when he does it. If he does it only one time, occasionally, seems fine otherwise, and looks at you and smiles, chances are it is. If it is happening in succession or he seems distressed, has a cough, or seems ill, i'd get him checked.

In brief: Could be a behavior

It might be a behavior-infants often, for example, learn that people notice a 'fake cough'.
He might find the noise interesting, and how everybody turns to him when he does it. If he does it only one time, occasionally, seems fine otherwise, and looks at you and smiles, chances are it is. If it is happening in succession or he seems distressed, has a cough, or seems ill, i'd get him checked.
Dr. Howard Gollup
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