Childhood Diseases

Posted by: chanty | 2010/03/07


8 Week Old

Good Afternoon

My baby girl is 8 weeks old. At her 6 week check up the paed noticed she was very phlegmy which I confirmed by telling him it is since birth. She was on Nan and Nan Ar for reflux, but the paed suggested changing to Isomil Soy and if that didnt work, then maybe Nan HA.

She is still phlegmy and when you take the bottle out her mouth her spit is long strings. I know my husband said that when she was born (c-section) the paed that helped deliver her said she was very raspy as if she swallowed fluid. Could this be the reason why she is phlegmy or mucousy?

Expert's Reply



A very good question.Your daughter may have had what is known as an aspiration syndrome at birth where she may have breathed in some of the amniotic fluid or fluid with meconium. This usually settles after a few days. Her symptoms suggest that she is either refluxing her feeds or she may have a milk allergy.There are other possible causes as well.Her symptoms are sufficiently worrying to require the opinion of a paediatric pulmonologist. Please try to locate a specialist in your area. If you are unable to find one let me know in which area you live and I will recommend someone.In the meantime use NAN HA as her formula.

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