Naomi - posted on 06/24/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 2 week old son has had rapid breathing since birth. A normal newborn should be 40 breaths per min but he's always in the high 60-80's. We've been in and out of dr appointments every other day because his pediatrician is concerned. We can't find anything wrong with him. He eats well, is gaining weight, sleeps well, nothing in lungs, clean bloodwork, not blue, is not showing any distress, BUT is breathing rapidly. Has anyone else experienced rapid breathing in infants? Did it just go away on its own? Or what did it turn out to be? The dr's we've seen are a bit baffled by this and I keep hoping this is just something he'll grow out of rather than it be something wrong with him. Any advice?