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Doctor insights on: Baby Gags And Coughs During Every Feeding

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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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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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Does an infant with a staccato cough coughs a lot during a day or it can happen just once a day? Does the baby coughs a lot and always or?

Does an infant with a staccato cough coughs a lot during a day or it can happen just once a day? Does the baby coughs a lot and always or?

Staccato=description: Staccato cough is a description not a diagnosis. It just refers to the pop-pop-pop nature in a series of short events.It can have whatever frequency it does, it is just the pattern involved. ...Read more

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5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more

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Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Not much...: Cough and cold medications are no longer available for children under the age of 4 yrs. Most were not very helpful anyways. For kids over 1 yr old, a spoonful of honey works well to quell the tickle in your throat effect of a cold. Hot steam, like sitting in a shower, can get snot to drain out and thus decrease coughing. If severe, or there is difficulty breathing, consult your doc asap. ...Read more

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What will do if baby cough during feeding?

What will do if baby cough during feeding?

Take a break: Take a brief break, hold baby head up & be sure to let baby clear his/her throat/airway & settle back into feeding. Repeat as needed. ...Read more

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What can you do to soothe a dry cough in an infant?

What can you do to soothe a dry cough in an infant?

Cough: Unfortunately there is not a cough suppressant recommended for an infant. You can use a humidifier and nasal saline drops. See your ba irs doctor if cough gets worse or affects her ability to eat or drink. ...Read more

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Could similasan cough and mucus relief make babies sleepy?

Could similasan cough and mucus relief make babies sleepy?

See Doctor Now: Your infant's age is unknown. Similasan is a homeopathic drug therefore its safety, effectiveness & side-effect profile are unconfirmed which makes this an unacceptable choice for any infant. Cough is highly associated with infection in an infant until proven otherwise & treating a cough without knowing the cause can lead to pneumonia in infants. See your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more