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If we stop with bottle feed, cough decreases and again increase with bottle feeding.Why is this so?
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In brief: Possible Aspiration
Cough that occurs only during feeding is concerning for aspiration.
Aspiration occurs when food or saliva enters the airway. Cough occurs to clean the airway and keep foreign material out of the lungs. You should see your doctor to discuss this. You may need to change nipples, feeding position, or formula thickness. Potential aspiration needs to be evaluated because it can cause pneumonia.

In brief: Possible Aspiration
Cough that occurs only during feeding is concerning for aspiration.
Aspiration occurs when food or saliva enters the airway. Cough occurs to clean the airway and keep foreign material out of the lungs. You should see your doctor to discuss this. You may need to change nipples, feeding position, or formula thickness. Potential aspiration needs to be evaluated because it can cause pneumonia.
Dr. Mary Beth Chismarich
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Needs feeding eval
He is probably chocking, check to make sure milk is not flowing too fast, try a nipple with smaller hole and feed him propped up.
If that does not help talk to your doctor to see if he needs feeding evaluation by a speech pathologist.

In brief: Needs feeding eval
He is probably chocking, check to make sure milk is not flowing too fast, try a nipple with smaller hole and feed him propped up.
If that does not help talk to your doctor to see if he needs feeding evaluation by a speech pathologist.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Poor swallow
Two things come to mind: if coughing occurs while feeding it means your baby is not able to swallow well and some formula reaches the wind pipe, causing cough to protect his airway.
This may be due to nipple flow being too fast, so try a slower nipple. If it persists then it may be an issue of poor suck-breath-swallow coordination; check with your doctor. If after feeds, then reflux may be it.

In brief: Poor swallow
Two things come to mind: if coughing occurs while feeding it means your baby is not able to swallow well and some formula reaches the wind pipe, causing cough to protect his airway.
This may be due to nipple flow being too fast, so try a slower nipple. If it persists then it may be an issue of poor suck-breath-swallow coordination; check with your doctor. If after feeds, then reflux may be it.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Feeding upright
There are several possible explanations.
There may be aspiration of the feeding into the upper/lower airway. This can result in a cough. Reflux of stomach contents may be associated with a cough. Until you see your pediatrician, feeding the baby in the upright position, will help decrease reflux. Taking small breaks permits better swallowing and may reduce aspiration.

In brief: Feeding upright
There are several possible explanations.
There may be aspiration of the feeding into the upper/lower airway. This can result in a cough. Reflux of stomach contents may be associated with a cough. Until you see your pediatrician, feeding the baby in the upright position, will help decrease reflux. Taking small breaks permits better swallowing and may reduce aspiration.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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