Has anyone dealt with STRIDOR in babies?

Tasha - posted on 11/16/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 1 month old now, her first 2 weeks being spent in NICU. When she was there she was diagnosed with stridor. I did not feel comfortable with it in the hospital, and told them i didnt feel comfortable bringing her home neither. It is an awful thing, but i was wondering about others experiences with stridor in babies. I feel that she is gasping for air too much, and also, she only does this while eating or with a binki in her mouth..

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Jennifer - posted on 05/01/2010

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The way I understand it "stridor" is a symptom, it is a name for the sound of the breathing caused by something. My oldest is my preemie but my baby was full term and his stridor is almost worst then his brothers was because it is more constant. Our pedi thinks it's mostly due to thier reflux and maybe allergies. Yes my oldest grew ot of it, but he still has problems with allergies and reflux, so I get frustrated that no one really sees the babies as a problem because I know what it leads to and want to start doing something about it now. You might ask about reflux if her stridor occurs when eating or "sucking". You might also notice it if she is on her stomach or if she is teething if reflux is involved.

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Sandra - posted on 11/20/2013

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My son was born with stridor 15 years ago and it fades gradually. He was a lot better by the time he was about 4 years of age. He does have a neurological problem and narrowing at the top of the trachea, which was the reason he had it. Some babies just have it for no other reason than the immaturity of their larynx / trachea areas.
sadly for us, it has returned in the last 2 months and is louder than ever now he is older! We are waiting to see an ent consultant in London. His old swallow problems have also resurfaced.

Stridor is very alarming for any parent of a newborn, but at the end of the day, it is a noise. And as long as the baby is happy and thriving, it will go as the child matures. My sons stridor was exceptionally bad, so maybe took longer to go.

Donna - posted on 02/06/2013

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my grandson has stridor. and i can;t do any thing to help him i cry becouse it hurt to see him this way. he was born with it .1 mo ago. when do it start to heal.

Julie - posted on 06/11/2012

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all 4 of my sons had a stridor my 1st was worst and each other after got quiter and quiter, my midwifes were shocked as all 4 had it..i always thought it was my fault..and until this day 13 years later i still think it is...but they are all fine now

Joana - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son is 7weeks and have stridor. when he is on his belly he is quiet. there are also moments during the day where he is quiet. We saw an ENT specialist and was told that stridor in babies was commom, We are also scheduled to do an xray to make sure their are no major issues.I was told as he gets older he will grow out of it.

April - posted on 11/18/2009

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We went through that with my daughter. Hers was almost all the time though and was due to the narrowing of her airway. She did outgrow it. The sound is what makes it so bad. In fact, one day my neighbor came over because somehow she was picking up my daughter on their baby monitor and came over to see if she was okay.



Have the doctors told you why she has it?

Joana - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son is 7weeks and have stridor. when he is on his belly he is quiet. there are also moments during the day where he is quiet. We saw an ENT specialist and was told that stridor in babies was commom, We are also scheduled to do an xray to make sure their are no major issues.I was told as he gets older he will grow out of it.

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