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Looking for a pediatric specialty clinic? Cook Children's has more than 60 locations across North Texas, because even when your child's diagnosis is complicated, finding the right care should be simple.
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Rapid breathing in a full-term newborn (more than 60 breaths a minute) is called transient tachypnea. Until about 4 hours after the delivery, this actually can be normal.
About 4 hours after delivery, doctors start to look for a cause of the rapid breathing, such as pneumonia, a blood infection, or problems with the lungs, including underdevelopment.
Blood tests and X-rays can help diagnose the underlying condition.
The lung condition usually eases within a few days with treatment. Babies are helped to breathe or receive oxygen, if needed, and their oxygen levels are closely watched.
A stay of 24 to 72 hours is normal while NICU staff monitor the baby's condition.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for a NICU tour, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 855-687-6428.