Will my baby with bronchiolitis need to go to hospital?
A few babies – about 3 in 100 – may need to go to hospital for help with their breathing and feeding.
If your baby is less than 6 weeks old or has other medical problems, such as heart disease, then it might be a good idea to visit your GP or go to A&E.
In hospital, your baby may:
- have a suction tube in their nose, throat or mouth for a few seconds to suck out blockages
- be given extra oxygen
- wear a special face mask or tube attached to a machine to help oxygen into their lungs
- use a feeding tube to be fed