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Can an uncontrolable constant rattling cough hurt my baby while pregnant?

Can an uncontrolable constant rattling cough hurt my baby while pregnant?

Depends: It depends on why you have a cough. If this is an indication of infections, tb...Then it can hurt the pregnancy. If it's due to something simple like postnasal drip, reflux disease, then no it doesn't hurt the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?

When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?

See below: There is no difference in the calories provided by formula and breast milk. 3 week old babies should be feeding around every 3 hours. And they should be waking at night for feeding. There is no reason to switch to formula. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to be choking, sneezing, gagging, and coughing regularly?

Is it normal for my baby to be choking, sneezing, gagging, and coughing regularly?

No: Normal babies occasionally sneeze and cough, uncommonly gag and rarely choke. If your baby is regularly doing any or all of these, you should arrange for an appointment with your pediatrician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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Why is my baby spitting up a lot and fussy?

Why is my baby spitting up a lot and fussy?

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 more

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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

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

Pediatrician: Solid foods ( pureed) should not be introduced until 6 months of age. The wheezing can be related to mucous or food allergy- I suggest a pediatric evaluation and go very slowly with solids. ...Read more

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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.

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.

The formula should: Not cause ur baby's cough which is likely from bronchial infection - could be viral or bacterial. Bring ur child to a pediatrician for a thorough exam. Take care and god bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/children/guide/cough-treatment. ...Read more

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My mother cough and sometimes vomit when she is stressed.?

My mother cough and sometimes vomit when she is stressed.?

& your question is?: Physiologic stress responses can be variable and individual. How can we help you? ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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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 more

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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 .

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 .

Yes but: You may be contagious, but breast feeding is the best way to protect your baby from illness. Practice good handwashing, don't kiss your baby on the face, and keep breast feeding! hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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My 4 week baby breath so hard when she drinks milk , it all happens while she is drinking during sleep?

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 more

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4months baby presented sometime with coughing and choking while feeding and sever crying even at rest what possible cause?

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 more

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Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Baby Feeding: Could be that they have reflux or lots of post nasal drainage or a plugged nose. Also, the process of alternating breathing and swallowing is a tough thing for babies to learn and can take a little time. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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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Gagging (Definition)

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