Infant Breathing Disorder Center

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been a leader in the treatment of sleep disorders for more than 20 years. Our Infant Breathing Disorder Center was one of the nation's first programs to focus on infants at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and breathing disorders. We offer your baby our expertise, combined with the considerable resources available at Children's Hospital.

About our services

We evaluate patients up to 18 months of age who have breathing and sleep disorders. 

Sleep studies

We perform overnight sleep studies using non-invasive monitoring seven days a week on the inpatient units, with observation by the nursing staff. We also are able to evaluate the presence of gastroesophageal reflux with a pH probe study. This involves passing a thin tube through the nose and into the esophagus. An experienced neonatologist reviews each study after it is over.

Home care

If your baby will need monitoring after he leaves the hospital, we will help you to prepare your home. We'll arrange for the delivery of monitors or other specialized equipment, and will give you all the training you need to monitor and care for your child.

Follow-up program

Our Center provides a comprehensive follow-up program, so your baby will continue to receive care for her breathing disorder after she has been discharged. We will describe the follow-up plan before you take your baby home.

Office hours

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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