Sara - posted on 10/24/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 9 week old daughter sometimes gasps for breath. It lasts no more than 5 seconds, but her hands and legs move frantically and her face turns bright red. Once she catches her breath, she does not cry or seem to be in any distress. In fact, she sometimes follows these moments with smiles and coos as if nothing ever happened. I asked our pediatrician if this was something to be concerned about, but he said it's normal.
However, It terrifies me whenever she does this. I'm wondering if anyone has had any previous experience with a situation like this and can give me some further insight into what may be happening. Is this normal?!