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Synopsis

At some point during childhood, 80 to 90% of all children have a breathing problem. ‘Take a Deep Breath’ is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensible guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, and healthcare providers on the subject of children's breathing issues.

From the uppermost part of the airway — the nose, to the lowermost part — the lungs, Dr Nina Shapiro explains which problems are truly worrisome, and which are actually normal stages in a child's growth. ‘Take a Deep Breath’ will enable you to do just that, take a deep breath, and get a better, clearer understanding of what's going on when a child breathes in and out.

Contents:
  • Newborn to Three Months:
    • Nose-Breathing a Must!
    • Throaty Gurgles: The Low-Down on the Lazy Voice Box
    • Newborn Breathing Issues Related to Feeding
    • Back to Sleep and Beyond: SIDS Prevention
    • Wheezing: Can a Newborn Have Asthma?
    • Respiratory Infections in Newborns
    • Clear the Air for Your Newborn
  • Three Months to One Year:
    • Stuffy Nose in Babies: What's Up There?
    • Throaty Noises and Stridor
    • Feeding Issues for Healthy Breathing
    • Sleepy Breathing in the First Year
    • Respiratory Illnesses in Babies: Croup and Crud
    • Nebulizers: What's in Them?
    • Clear the Air for the First Year
  • One to Five Years:
    • Stuffy Nose/ Runny Nose/ Sinusitis — From Friends and Foes
    • Snoring: What's That Noise?
    • Choking Hazards: What is Safe to Eat?
    • Hoarseness in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Shhhhh!
    • Wheezing and Coughing: When is it Asthma?
    • Respiratory Illness in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Yuck!
    • Clear the Air for Your Child

Readership: Parents, caregivers, teachers, pediatricians, primary care physicians.

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