Breathing Problem In Newborn

Newborn respiratory distress syndrome usually affects premature babies whose lungs are not fully developed, thereby producing breathing difficulties. It is also known as surfactant deficiency lung disease because it is characterized by the deficiency of surfactant. It is because the surfactant of the lung is generally produced only between 24th and 28th week. Steroid injections are to be given before birth in babies who are suspected to be born prematurely. Ventilator support may be needed after birth.

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What are the common health problems seen in a baby born through C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the reports of my son. It was a C-section delivery. Kindly review his report and determine the risk of long-term. Thanks.   Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the entire report sent by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). As per my knowledge and understanding, the baby is doing fine and should do fine ahead. Regarding the clicking felt at the hip joint, local sonography...  Read Full »

Is noisy breathing in newborn an alarming symptom?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 50 days old now. Her birth weight is 2.9 kg and her current weight is 4.2 kg approximately. At the time of her birth it was noticed that, some type of snoring noise suddenly arose with her breathing. Child specialist suggested me that nothing to worry about as it will go of...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your question and listened the recordings (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. By listening to the audio, it seems to be laryngomalacia. In laryngomalacia, the muscles of larynx are weak and so the child makes this type of noisy sounds d...  Read Full »

Our newborn baby is being fed through external pipe.Will this cause any problem?

Query: Hello doctor, Our newborn baby suffered in first inhalation and his heartbeat stopped one second and then his breath and heartbeat got restored. But x-ray shows some traces (please refer attachement). His heart is normal and he is in ICU for normal treatment of oxygen and normal feeding through ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the information provided about the condition of the baby, baby did not breathe soon after birth, which babies should normally do. So, the baby was given breathing support from outside, so that baby breathed after a minute and hence restored breathing and heartbeat...  Read Full »

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