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Baby born with rapid breathing. Had untrasound, x-ray resulted normal. Should I be worried?

My baby was Bon full term with rapid breathing.... He's 2 months now. He was born about 4.3kg and it currently about 6.2kg. Although his breaths per minute seem mostly normal (between 40-50), he seems to take mostly shallow breaths and breathes with his tummy.... And breathes with his tummy. My ped did a heart ultrasound an other tests to ensure all was well, includng a chest X-ray... All came out normal. Should I stop being worried, cuz I barely sleep cuz I am so worried about his breathing.
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi dear,
His breathing rate is normal. All babies breathe only with their tummies. Your baby has gained weight adequately hence need not be worried. Also all investigations like ultrasound and xray has come normal. babies also have periodic breathing which means they breathe faster for a while then stop for a while. You can be reassured and sleep good.

Take care
Dr. Balaji CHinnasami MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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