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Apnea and Bradycardia in Preemies

By JustMommies staff

When a baby is born premature, her lungs and the part of her brain that controls breathing are not fully mature. A preemie cannot control breathing like a full term baby can. Instead of having a regular constant breathing pattern, preemies tend to take big breaths of air followed by shallow breathing
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Apnea in Children

By JustMommies staff

Apnea occurs when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer or if she has a pause in breathing accompanied by a drop in heart rate or appears blue in color. It is normal to have pauses in breathing but when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer it can be a life-threatening situation.
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