Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: capricorn2009 | 2009/01/24

Q.

gasp for air

My baby is 2 weeks old, she will breath normal and then suddenly gasp for air, it sound like she didnt have air a while and the try to breath. This happens at any time, when she sleeps, drink or awake. Is this normal, if not who must i consult mu GP or paeditriation.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does not seem to be normal. She may be having a problem called apnoea. She must be seen by her paediatrician ASAP.

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