Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tashi | 2010/07/08

Q.

Choking when drinking

My 5 week old daughter is on Lactogen 1 and drinks out of Dr. Brown Bottles. She sometimes coughs during her feed is that choking or would this be reflux. Sorry but I am nervous about everything. She is very happy with this milk just seems to have a lot of gas and also cramping sometimes. Some days more than others.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If your baby only coughs occasionally then that is normal. If she does this after every feed she could have some reflux.As long as your baby is happy and is gaining weight well there does not seem to be any reason for concern. Your baby appears to have some mild colic which should disappear when she is around 3 months old.

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