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down and their oxygen levels remain normal. Others might need to receive extra oxygen through a mask, a small tube under the nose, or under a plastic oxygen hood (sometimes called a "headbox"). If a baby is still struggling to breathe, even when oxygen is given, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) might be used to keep air flowing through the lungs. With CPAP, a baby wears a special oxygen cannula (a type of tubing placed directly into the nose) and a machine continuously pushes a stream of pressurized air into the baby's nose to help keep the lungs open during breathing. In the most severe cases of TTN, a baby would need ventilator support, but this is rare. If your baby has TTN and you want to breastfeed, talk to your doctor or a nurse about maintaining your milk supply by using a breast pump while your infant receives IV fluids. Within 24 to 48 hours, the breathing of infants with TTN usually improves and returns to normal, and within 72 hours, all symptoms of TTN end. If fluid stays in a baby's lungs beyond that, or if an infant is not improving, doctors will look for other medical problems. Reaction: I chose this article it reminds me of my patient, he also has tachypnea when he was delivered via spontaneous vaginal delivery, due to immature development of the lungs in both preterm and full term infant. Babies with tachypnea, may either have respiratory disorder (RDS), but if breathing is slow within 24 to 48 hours the baby has normal breathing.
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