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Are there any other reasons for congestion in newborns besides reflux? Oh, in the absence of cold symptoms.

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Yes

Silent aspiration, where the baby, when nippling, has a poor or abnormal swallow and the formula or breastmilk goes down the trachea (windpipe).
Also, if there is a heart problem, the first signs can be failure which can present as congestion.

In brief: Yes

Silent aspiration, where the baby, when nippling, has a poor or abnormal swallow and the formula or breastmilk goes down the trachea (windpipe).
Also, if there is a heart problem, the first signs can be failure which can present as congestion.
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