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Can Babies Choke Off Crying
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
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.
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
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
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
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
See your doctor: If the baby can't breathe it shouldn't wait and they need to be assessed. It could be they have an allergy to dairy and/or soy and exposure to it in the breastmilk or formula is causing reflux and the acid is burning the throat and nose, causing extra mucous. Saline drops for babies used after each feeding can help. If turning blue or having poor weight gain see a doctor asap. ...Read more
How do I introduce baby to solid food without my fear of choking? I plan on all homemade food. Terrified of giving anything too chewy or hard. Advice?
Choking: You don't say how old baby is. But if he is ready, start wit soft food blended to smooth consitancy. Small spoonfuls. Have him sitting up straight in high chair and watch him closely as he swallows and spits out. Don't force him. Once you relax and he gets used to it, you can try thicker food...And so on. Good luck. ...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
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