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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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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

See below: Safety. The environment must be safe. Make sure any small objects, toy parts, are not within in reach of a curious infant. The child should be under your observation at all times. And, you need to avoid foods that maybe choking hazards, nuts, hard candy, whole hot dogs, etc. ...Read more

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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula: If this has been on going since birth there is the small possibility that an undiagnosed tracheo-esophageal fistula may be present. Gastroesophageal reflux maight also cause this to occur. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Post nasal drip: You child may have a postnasal drip which can be controlled with salt water nose drop, and a vaporizer. Also raise the child's mattress so he is sleeping on an angle. Second hand smoke from your cigarettes may be contributing to the post nasal drip. ...Read more

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What should you do if a baby is choking on something?

What should you do if a baby is choking on something?

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

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Baby with acid reflux is choking, what are meds needed?

Baby with acid reflux is choking, what are meds needed?

Evaluation: You need to see a physician to determine the problem. Could be reflux or allergy, or a number of other things. Get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

GERD: The symptoms of reflux do not have to be in sync with timings of food intake. Babies can present with simple spitting to choking to wheezing. ...Read more

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8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!

8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!

Slow Inc.reased: needs to make your own foods slowly increasing consist any. Some kids also will eat over cooked carrots and peas as snacks usually use one at a time to get child used to increased textured ...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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I keep having a dream about a new baby choking??

I keep having a dream about a new baby choking??

Dreams: Are you a new parent? OR a caregiver? If you feel like there is a message here I do not know what it may be but if you do not know basic CPR, now is a good time to learn. ...Read more