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Baby Gagging And Coughing When Breastfeeding
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?
Can a 6w baby choke on spit up or reflux? She coughs after swallowing and sometimes seems to gasp for air. She clears her throat even while sleeping.
Yes: This can be a serious condition, and yes, a baby can choke from reflux material. Raise head of crib/bassinette slightly and keep upright after feeds. Also, I would suggest you ask her pediatrician about a swallow study, where they actually watch with special formula as she feeds and swallows to see if any is going into her lungs and the whole swallowing mechanism is working right. ...Read more
My newborn baby is both bottle and breast fed. He has been spitting up very severely after every fed & chokes while eating, very gasy. How to cure?
Talk to your doctor: These problems happen to a lot of moms and babies. To sort out how big a problem it is and what is the best treatment, talk to your baby's doctor. It's important to figure out how best to feed wihout choking and how to have less spitting up. Both are risks for cough and pneumonia, as well as poor growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 month old having cough, cold and fever(37.3-37.5) for 3 days is fussy during feeding times. How can i feed him.
Clear liquids: Make sure to give him lots of clear fluids (water, Pedialyte) to keep him hydrated. You can give it with a bottle, cup or even spoon, if necessary. Don't worry too much if he isn't eating well- the important thing is the fluids. That will help with the fever and loosen his mucous as well. Use bulb and saline drops to suction his nose. Call the doctor if he's not better. ...Read more
Depends: Most babies spit up from time to time and cry when hungry, frightened, sleepy, in need of a diaper change, or simply to gain some parental attention. If crying is excessive, high-pitched, or unresponsive to soothing efforts, it may indicate a problem for which your healthcare provider should be consulted. Likewise, if spit-ups are large volume, greenish, or very forceful, seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why my 6 months old baby cough when she eats a baby food? And why she has a bad breath ? And when she drink her milk you can hear some wheezing
My 6 week old baby grunts and squirms while she's sleep and she spits up threw both her mouth and nose causing her to choke. Does she have acid reflux?
GERD?: See peds. To DX baby. Put her on a sitting position to see if still vomits. ...Read more
Can milk based formula cause baby to become chesty and cough?Baby has rattling in chest and cough for two weeks.Tried soy formula but baby gags on it.
Hi, my 2 weeks old baby girl is having a stuffy nosed and cough sometimes. trouble breathing and hard time sleeping. very heartbreaking. tried saline?
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not completely empty their air. Grunting helps to maintain a positive pressure in the lungs and hence keep the lungs inflated. It is usually seen with pneumonia, excessive fluids in the lungs and other conditions when the lungs become stiff. ...Read more
Why is my 7 week old baby crying forth during bottle feed? Sometimes he coughs, arches back and seems like he gets a tummy ache. Reflux?
My 6 month is super gassy, always farting and burping. She wakes up crying and screaming sometimes and squirms while nursing. What could be the cause?
Change moms diet: If she is being exclusively breastfed, look at your diet. The mothers diet can cause the baby to sometimes be gassy. Avoid starches, beans and other gassy veggies. If you are supplementing with formula she may be having some intolerance to the formula. She may need to be changed to a different formula. For formula changes you should see your pediatrician or a peds GI doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby spits up even 1 hour after feeding (since birth,now 2 mo).sometimes refuses bottle and cries.few seconds before spit she cries. what can this be?
GERD: Frequent spitting-up in young infants are most often caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Spitting-ups can be reduced by feeding a thickened formula, adding 1 tablespoon of rice cereal per ounce of formula on every feeding. Consult with your son's pediatrician for further details and other standard treatment for GERD including antacid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am breast feeding and have severe cough and runny nose does this affects my 3 week infant? I am also giving her formula bottle .
My 4 week baby breath so hard when she drinks milk , it all happens while she is drinking during sleep?
Confusing question: Babies depend on their open nasal passages to breathe normally. If baby must stop feeding to do some breathing or seems to work harder to breathe during feedings, she needs her nose cleaned of any mucous or irritant debris. Dust, smoke & fragrances, make it hard for babies & saline nose rinse is your best rx. I don't know of any babies that drink during sleep, but many sound bad if congested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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