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Too much oxygen for baby
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Too much oxygen for baby

My 2 day old grandson has been diagnosed with a heart murmur and we have been told he has too much oxygen in his blood. His eating habit is good, however after feeding his little burp is more of a man size belch coming from his feet. What would cause too much oxygen and how bad is this rare condition.
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Dear Devilwoman,

I am not sure what you mean by his having too much oxygen in his blood.  We typically evaluate newborns with a pulse oximeter, with a normal sea level oxygen saturation of 94-100% seen.  You cannot have >100%, so I'm not sure how that assessment is being made.  If he was born at term, this should not be a problem for him, anyway.

With regard to his belching, this is not associated with any specific cardiac problems.
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