Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn in Children

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Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a term for a mild respiratory problem of babies that begins after birth and lasts about three days. Other terms for TTN are "wet lungs" or type II respiratory distress syndrome.

  • "transient" means temporary
  • "tachypnea" means fast breathing rate

How Boston Children's Hospital approaches TTN

As one of the largest pediatric pulmonary services in the country, Children's Division of Respiratory Diseases cares for more than 8,000 patients each year. Our multi-disciplinary team of pediatric pulmonologists, pulmonary nurse specialists, physical therapists and social workers diagnose and provide care to children with numerous pulmonary disorders.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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