Oxygen Need: Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of low oxygen levels?

  • Increased work and effort to breathe (sucking in at the neck, ribs, or stomach; use of stomach muscles to breathe out)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased breathing rate
  • Changes in the amount or frequency of feedings, or loss of appetite
  • Changes in color: pale spells, duskiness or blueness in and around the lips, gums, tongue and nailbeds