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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Mouth or nose breather?
initially at birth, are newborns mouth or nose breather?why?
They are obligate nasal breathers, probably due to the anatomy at birth. They develop the ability to mouth breathe over the first couple of months.
Charles Monroe Myer III, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati