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A 42-year-old male asked:

My 1 month old infant has severe acid influx, choking and lots of hick ups. what can i do?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Baby with choking: For a month old baby, please see your doctor for a good history and physical. This may be normal or serious and deserves expert evaluation. Your doctor may suggest medication, positioning, or even a change in diet. Meanwhile, keeping your baby upright may be helpful.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Slower feeds: Slower feeds, avoid overfeeding and feed at an angle. A formula thickening agent such as rice cereal may be used to treat reflux. If there is green or red material in the vomitus, please see the Emergency department. Have a weight check and visit with your pediatrician to review her growth.
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Last updated Feb 12, 2020

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