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nightmaregurl420 posted:
hello community i'm new here. ok i'm having an issue i need advice my 1 month old nephew was premature and he has a hernia in his belly button and a collapsed trachea. i'm looking for ways to make him more comfortable he has seen the doctor already im just looking for positions to put him in to make him more comfortable as well as sleeping positions. and any other general advice that fits the issues. thank you so much
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi nightmaregurl420 -

I am sorry to hear about your nephew. How many weeks was he when he was born?

Hopefully others will respond with some ideas for positioning and comfort. I did find a couple resources for you but nothing specific for positioning.

Umbilical Hernia in Children
Tracheomalacia - Collapsed trachea

The hernia article does mention that most children do not feel pain from the hernia.

We also have a Parenting: Preemies Communities to connect with others for support and advice.

Keep us posted on how he is doing,

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