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  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) for Parents


    Babies who are born prematurely or who experience respiratory problems shortly after birth are at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), sometimes called chronic lung disease.

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Parents


    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is the use of a machine to do the work that the heart and lungs normally do.

  • Lung & Respiratory Infections - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Learn about conditions that can affect breathing.

  • Cystic Fibrosis for Parents


    Cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that particularly affects the lungs and digestive system, makes kids who have it more vulnerable to repeated lung infections.

  • Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN) for Parents


    For some newborns, the first few breaths of life may be faster and more labored than normal because of a lung condition called transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN).

  • Incentive Spirometer for Teens


    An incentive spirometer is a way to do breathing exercises to help with healing after surgery or to manage an illness. This article explains how incentive spirometry works.

  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome for Parents


    Sometimes when babies are born premature, they have trouble breathing. This can be caused by respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Learn what RDS is, and how babies can be helped.

  • Heart & Lungs for Kids


    Do you have questions about kids' heart and lung problems? Then check out our subsection on these important organs.

  • Tricuspid Atresia for Parents


    Tricuspid atresia is a congenital heart defect. A baby born with tricuspid atresia often has serious symptoms soon after birth because blood flow to the lungs is much less than normal.

  • Incentive Spirometer for Kids


    This article helps kids understand how incentive spirometry works. An incentive spirometer is a way for kids to do breathing exercises to help them get better after some types of surgery or when they have an illness.