Do neonates produce CO2?

Well, I know that they do to some extent, but do they do it enough to make those expensive little burp-detector kits turn yellow when you intubate correctly? They do in grown ups, and in proper children with big breaths, but what about teeny tiny children?

And while on the theme, even if they do, is it really worth checking every single intubation with a kit – what’s the benefit anyway?

Thoughts, anyone?

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