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Can a newborn have asthma?

In a sneak preview of the yet-to-be-released book ‘Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child’, your worries over your newborn baby’s breathing, wheezing and whether she has asthma are explored.
Posted: 4 October 2011

by Cassandra Kempster-Roberts

Your newborn baby’s breathing

In early January 2012, a new book called Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child, by Dr Nina Shapiro (World Scientific), is due to be published. Dr Nina is the Director of Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat at the Mattel Children’s Hospital, at America’s UCLA, and her book covers breathing issues for your newborn through to your 5 year old child.

Here we’re bringing you a sneak peek of just one of the many chapters relating to your baby in her first three months after birth. Find out:

If your newborn can have asthma

Why your young baby’s chest can sound congested and junky

How many breaths your newborn should take per minute

What it means if your newborn sounds wheezy and there’s asthma in the family

What can predispose your baby to asthma in the future

Why your baby may sound wheezy after a c-section

What a premature birth means for your baby’s lungs and future breathing problems

The big picture when it comes to your newborn’s breathing

What not to worry about

What to worry about

What to do – tips and tactics to cope with the breathing issues

You can also find Dr Nina tweeting @drninashapiro



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