Because the root cause has not been identified, it is not known how to prevent tracheomalacia. However, serious complications of the condition can be prevented. People affected by tracheomalacia must be monitored carefully when dealing with respiratory infections. Careful feeding of infants can prevent aspiration pneumonia. Parents of children who exhibit any breathing difficulty or breathing noises are encouraged to contact their health care provider right away to help prevent problems associated with tracheomalacia.