Asthma is a chronic lung disease that "inflames and narrows the airways," according to the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute (NHBLI.) Although it affects many adults, the symptoms can start showing up at a very young age, even in infancy. Unfortunately, the NHBLI stated that asthma has no cure, and even if you feel like you have the disease under control, your child will probably still struggle with it for years.
Luckily, being on the lookout for signs of asthma and knowing the factors that will put your baby at a higher risk will help you be prepared should your baby start to experience symptoms. Although asthma isn't fun for any parent to think about, being aware of the signs is the first step in helping your child.