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Apnoea is breath holding and happens more frequently in early infancy, especially when a baby has trisomy 13. 

The baby stops breathing without warning and becomes limp and blue. Breathing usually starts again after a few moments that will seem like a lifetime.

Parents may consider the use of breathing monitors, and learning simple resuscitation.

Read our blog post How Well Does Your Child Breathe for an insight into one familys' experience. 

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