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    Default Choking and coughing

    My DD 5 weeks is coughing then choking roughly ten mins after a feed. She will be on my shoulder having a snooze and just choke and cough for about 10 seconds then go back to sleep. I have a really fast flow and sometimes she struggles at the start of a feed but don't know why she's choking after. Is it normal?

    Btw she's a very happy and content baby, no signs of reflux etc. She will only cry if I haven't picked up on her hunger signs and she's frustrated.

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    It could be silent reflux? If its not bothering her I wouldn't worry too much about it, maybe just ask at your 6 week checkup if your going.

    Sympathies for the over supply, I have always had the same issue, fortunately as they get bigger they cope better, just try not to over stimulate your supply.

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    I asked the ABA because my DD was doing the same thing but about 5 minutes into a feed when let down occurred. It might be completely different but they recommended a few things for me to try and alleviate the problem.

    I usually feed lying down on my side, but they said try on the couch or in bed on my back and be reclined - it's called gravity feeding and it uses gravity to slow down the flow upon letdown. Or they said hand express until let-down occurs, or express into a bottle. I tried the first one as it seems to me to be the most convenient and it worked wonders! Something so simple and she then started stretching out her feeds because she wasn't coughing and spluttering, meanwhile swallowing heaps of air and getting terrible wind pains. Might be worth a shot???

    I had terrible oversupply too! But I found that it settled at around 8 weeks because I blockfed for about 5 days and voila! Maybe ask the ABA on their hotline? I've found them so incredibly helpful!!! Good luck x

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    Sounds like silent reflux to me too

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    I've read about silent reflux and the only symptom is the occasional cough choke thing. Otherwise she feeds with no probs, sleeps, never cries, is happy laying flat, doesn't get wind etc


 

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