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Back blows: Immediately turn them over your knee facing downwards and deliver 4-5 quick back blows (firm but not REALLY hard). Look to see if the food is obviously visible in the mouth. Do NOT do a blind finger sweep as it can push the object further down. This is not the forum for teaching infant CPR, and that may be a class you want to take locally to gain more confidence in what to do. ...Read more
Newborn baby started choking on mucus 15 hours after being born. Face turned red, ok after using suction. Is this normal?
My baby today started choking seemed like he couldnt breath then started throwing white foamy out of his mouth as he.Was choking why was that?
Choking episodes: Can be caused by a number of things. Sometimes babies will have spitting up episodes after eating which can cause choking episodes. Another cause for such episodes would be secretions from post nasal drip, especially if the baby has a lot of nasal congestion. Follow up with your babies pediatrician for further evaluation. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do for newborns throwing up after feeding and it coming thru nasal passages and choking baby?
Clear the nose: Babies don't have good control when they vomit and the fluid can come out the nose or mouth. Clear his nose with the bulb syringe. You may be able to prevent some of the vomiting or spitting up by burping frequently, don't overfeed him, and hold him upright for a while after feeding to allow the feeds to settle. ...Read more
Learn Heimlich...: I encourage any parent or caregiver to be instructed in basic life saving skills such as the heimlich maneuver which can save a child from choking. If the choking is a regular occurrence, there could be an anatomical abnormality contributing to this and should be investigated further. ...Read more
Stay calm: Choking is a scary situation. The most common mistake I see is parents blowing into the face of a infant or pounding on their back while they are making noises of chocking. If there is noise - there is airway movement and these moves can cause the situation to worsen. If there is no noise or only few intermittent gasps try the following: http://www.parenting.com/article/how-to-do-the-heimlich-maneuver-on-your-child ...Read more
See below: The ccd has a good web site, from which you can obtain recommended immunizations and schedules. ...Read more
Depends: Infant and child CPR will give you the best guidelines on what to do in the instance that a child is choking and/ coughing hard. If you have a child, work with a child, have child visitors in your household, it is imperative that you learn bls, basic life support. You can find classes at your local hospital, many community programs and the american red cross chapter nearest you. ...Read more
My baby coughs sometimes and it sounds like she is choking what could this be? She has also been woken up by it on occasion.
Chicking: Try a heimlich maneuver gently depending on the size and age of the child. ...Read more
American Red Cross: Lots of good materials free on their website. You can probably bind videos on youtube as well but try to find one that references the arc or aha. ...Read more
While eating a hotdog, a young child sitting next to you at the ballgame, begins choking and coughing loudly, what to do?
ABCs (abacavir): The first step is to clear any food from the child's mouth. Follow the ABC 's of basic CPR, is the airway clear? is the child breathing normally? How is the child's coloration ( lips, skin ), Check the pulse for rate and regularity. If your child has developed symptoms after the choking episode, eg fever, cough, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, it is important to seek medical advice. PRMG/Peds ...Read more
4months baby presented sometime with coughing and choking while feeding and sever crying even at rest what possible cause?
Gastroesophageal: Reflux with esophagitis ( inflammation of the lining of the esophagus) is one possibility. Your baby's pediatrician needs to know about these symptoms. With smart phones nowadays, it's pretty easy for you to video an episode to take in with you. The doctor will plot her growth & will want to investigate & treat this. Learned behaviors start & 6 mos., so this crying is not behavioral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer