HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health

The A-Z contains information on many aspects of pregnancy 
and child health. It is arranged alphabetically so you can find what you are looking for with ease. If you are at all concerned about your health or your child’s health, please consult your health professional.


This is a common respiratory infection that affects babies and young toddlers. The tiny airways in the lungs - the bronchioles - become inflamed, making it hard for the baby to breathe. Most of those affected experience only symptoms similar to an ordinary cold, and the condition clears up within 7-10 days, but occasionally more severe breathing problems can develop and you should contact the doctor. Symptoms of bronchiolitis include a dry cough, wheezing, rapid breathing (and sometimes feeding difficulties). If a baby under one year has these symptoms you should also contact the doctor.

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