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If your child is born with laryngomalacia, symptoms may be present at birth. The primary symptom is noisy breathing, known as stridor. This is a wheezing sound your baby makes when inhaling. It is often worse when your baby is on his/her back, because the floppy tissues can fall over the airway opening more easily in this position. Stridor may also get worse before it improves (usually around 4 to 8 months of age).
Other symptoms may include:
Laryngomalacia is usually present at birth or appears within the first month of life. The exact cause of this disorder is not known. A lack of proper muscle tone in the upper airway may contribute to the condition.
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