Newborn Baby Breathing Complications

Breathing problems are commonly experienced by people of all ages, and baby breathing problems are not uncommon either. A baby breathing problem may manifest in a whistling sound that is emitted from the nose while inhaling or exhaling, indicating the presence of some blockage in either of the nostrils.

The blockage in the nostrils could be cause by a small amount of mucus that has dried, or even milk that has entered the nasal passage and is causing an obstruction.

Because of the minute size of the breathing passages in a baby’s body, the slightest obstruction will have an effect on breathing.

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Newborn Baby Breathing Problems

Newborn baby breathing problems can be checked by keeping an eye on your baby when he or she is breathing normally. The moment there is an alteration in the pattern or intensity of breathing you will know that your baby is experiencing a certain amount of difficulty with respect to easy breathing. A baby with breathing problems will be experiencing large amounts of discomfort and every effort must be made to ease irritable breathing problems without any delay.

Baby Breathing Complications

When a baby is experiencing breathing difficulties, it will also be noticed that there is a lowered rate of intake of food and appetite is lost. Loss of appetite results in weakness and inability of the body to fight off any minor infection, leading to further complications if not addressed immediately. Lung infections that cause breathing problems will cause fever and lethargy as well, and a doctor’s advice should be solicited at once.

Problems experienced with digestion can also cause a baby to experience breathing problems. A baby who has a blocked nose can be relieved by either parent pinching the nose and sucking the mucus out to clear the nasal passages. When taking your baby for a bath, let the steam fill the bathing room so that moist air enters the lungs, relieving any difficulty that is being experienced during breathing. Similarly, a humidifier placed in the room and used at night will help to moisten the air and make breathing easier. When a baby is experiencing any difficulty with breathing, it becomes very difficult for him or her to express the way he or she feels. Just being around for moral support and reassurance that everything will be alright will definitely help to bring your baby back to good health within no time at all.

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