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TTN (Transient Tachypnea of Newborn)


TTN is fast and hard breathing that begins within the first hours after birth and then goes away. TTN happens when there is extra fluid in your baby's lungs or the fluid is slow to clear from his lungs. Your baby breathes faster and harder as he tries to get oxygen into his lungs. TTN usually goes away on its own within a few days of treatment in the hospital.


Call 911 if:

  • Your baby is having trouble breathing.
  • Your baby has fast, hard breathing (more than 60 breaths in a minute).
  • The skin between your baby's ribs pulls in with each breath.
  • Your baby's skin is blue or gray.

Contact your baby's healthcare provider if:

  • You have questions or concerns about your baby's condition or care.

Follow up with your baby's healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your baby's visits.

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