Posted by: Lin | 2006/11/01


Baby stopped breathing

My 10 month old baby boy stopped breathing twice last night. The 1st time was just before 12 and the 2nd time after 3am. We have an infantec baby matress (they use it in nicu). It's not faulty and it's got new batteries. My son didnt roll off the matress either. What caused this? He's not been himself lately. I wrote to u yesterday regardng his strong pee smell. (Post number 1029).

We took him to the doc on Saturday afternoon because he was extremely sleepy. He was awake for only two hours the whole of Saturday. He's a good sleeper and might wake up once for a bit of water. The doc could find nothing wrong with him except a bit of a red throat.

Please help! I'm very worried.

Expert's Reply



If your baby stopped breathing this is usually due to a problem called sleep apnoea-which in turn is usually due to severe nasal obstruction in an infant. This is a VERY SERIOUS situation an you must have your child seen by a paediatrician URGENTLY. If you let me know where you live [the city] I will recommend the best paediatrician to see him.

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Posted by: Natasja | 2006/11/01

Goodness, take him to another Peadiatrician.I would!If he`s only awake that long for a day,it certainly doesn`t sound good to me.Maybe there`s a constriction in his throat,his trying to swollow or breath,that`s why it may be red.
I`m no expert,but a second opinion might help

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