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Fast breathing 10 month old (not in distress)

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ElleOhElle Wed 09-Sep-15 22:32:31

Since birth my baby has always breathed faster than the recommended maximum of 40 breaths per minute. He is now 10 months and still breaths fast. His resting rate is about 56 this goes up to over 60 if he's been crying. His sleeping rate is around 40. He is not in distress- no retractions, no turning blue. He has had retractions during bronchiolitis and chest infections and has been to A&E but because he is always looking happy he gets sent home.
Has anyone had experience of this? Can it be a sign of a medical condition. It just doesn't seem right to me. He's under the pediatrician and has various inhalers but doesn't seem to make any difference.
Thank you

Verbena37 Thu 10-Sep-15 10:43:43

If you are worried, I would book a GP appointment or ask for the consultant he sees about his chest to see him. They like you to come back if something isn't normal or you have questions.

Is his breathing shallow and rapid or just rapid?

ElleOhElle Thu 10-Sep-15 12:34:04

Thanks.I'd say quite shallow but not in a distressed way. He's seeing a specialist at the end of the month. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience of this as I feel like the GP doesn't really listen to what I'm saying.

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