Growth & Development

Your Baby’s Breathing

Babies have what is known has Periodic Breathing of the Newborn.  This means that they can sometimes breathe a little fast, then take a sighing breath and then breathe normally again.  This irregular pattern of breathing is normal in newborns.

However, if you notice your baby consistently breathing fast, working hard to breath, or he or she appears blue around the mouth- contact your pediatrician immediately.

The content provided is not meant to replace the advice of your child’s physician. Please refer any specific issues or questions about your child to your pediatrician or health care provider.