Transient tachypnea of the newborn
Treatment & Care
Specific treatment for transient tachypnea of your newborn may include:
- supplemental oxygen given by mask on your baby's face or by placing your baby under an oxygen hood
- blood tests (to measure blood oxygen levels)
- continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) - a mechanical breathing machine that pushes a continuous flow of air or oxygen to the airways to help keep tiny air passages in the lungs open
Tube feedings may also be necessary if your baby's breathing rate is too high, because of the risk of aspiration of the food.
Once TTN goes away, your baby usually recovers quickly and has no increased risk for additional respiratory problems.