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Breastfeeding, coughing,choking and gagging baby Chestnut13 50 kids; Trinidad and Tobago 280 posts
28th Nov '12

Hi Guys , my son is 3 weeks and 4days and since he turned two weeks he started to cough while nursing which leads to choking and sometimes he even stops breathing , it is so scary cause i have to pat his back and turn him over to get him to gasp for some air. I did some research and adjusted my positioning it has helped a bit but it still happens once in a while. Has anyone had this issue.



PS also had this problem with my daughter but she never coughed it was not this bad she grew out of it by 3 weeks.



feedback/experience/comments welcome

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
28th Nov '12

Are you squirting milk pretty hard?

Chestnut13 50 kids; Trinidad and Tobago 280 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Leisurely Duchess:" Are you squirting milk pretty hard?my supply is much


My milk supply is much heavier this time around but I dont see it squirting

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
28th Nov '12

Also, do you switch breasts during a single nursing session? Or just let the baby have one until he's done?

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Chestnut13:" My milk supply is much heavier this time around but I dont see it squirting "


That's probably it, an oversupply and the milk is prob coming out in gushes and hitting the back of his throat and triggering coughing/gagging/choking.



A good way to resolve that is to do one breast for one feeding till he's done, then next feeding use the other breast and switch off like that. It should bring your oversupply down a little bit after a while

Chestnut13 50 kids; Trinidad and Tobago 280 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Leisurely Duchess:" That's probably it, an oversupply and the milk is prob coming out in gushes and hitting the back of ... [snip!] ... next feeding use the other breast and switch off like that. It should bring your oversupply down a little bit after a while"


Thanks i will try that, but he always seem to be so hungry that i end up having to give him both

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Chestnut13:" Thanks i will try that, but he always seem to be so hungry that i end up having to give him both"


He's at prime time for a growth spurt right now, I bet after it's over and his appetite goes back to normal you could do the one breast thing



:D

Chestnut13 50 kids; Trinidad and Tobago 280 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Leisurely Duchess:" He's at prime time for a growth spurt right now, I bet after it's over and his appetite goes back to normal you could do the one breast thing :D"


Thanks, I swear boys are so different lol , i feel like a novice when it come to him.

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Chestnut13:" Thanks, I swear boys are so different lol , i feel like a novice when it come to him."


:lol:



Good luck