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BREATHING

How can you tell if your baby is breathing alright or not? Babies that are breathing well will be pink, have good body tone and non-labored respirations.

Babies breathe somewhat irregularly and use their abdomen. Their respirations vary from fast and shallow to slow and deep, sometimes seeming to pause for 5-10 seconds. This is normal.

Abnormal respirations are those that are accompanied by nasal flaring, expiratory grunting and retracting and are a cause for concern and baby should be seen immediately.

CHOKING

Very rarely, some babies will need assistance removing thicker mucous from their airways for which we would suction to assist them. Your baby may sneeze, cough, bubble and/or spit up small amounts of clear mucous for a few days; this is NORMAL.

If this occurs, turn baby on its side lowering the head and suction the mucous out of the inside cheek with a bulb syringe.