Obstruction in the Nasal Passages
There are situations where your child’s nasal cavity may be partially or fully blocked. Babies can develop an obstructed nasal passage due to a variety of reasons including; tumors, hematoma, Choanal Atresia, allergies, and Deviated Nasal Septum. Whatever the cause might be, it can lead to several other issues like raspy breathing or breathing problems. Your child might also have a runny nose or breathe from the mouth instead.
Build-up of Amniotic Fluid
In some cases, your child will have a buildup of amniotic fluid that lasts for a few days after birth. This happens because babies live in amniotic fluid for up to nine months prior to being born. During delivery, the amniotic fluid will occasionally get sucked into the nasal passages. This will usually clear up within a week, but you should still have a doctor evaluate your child to determine if something more serious is taking place.