Wheezing Baby

Jen - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son was born end of March, so he's about 4.5 mths old now. The last few mornings I've noticed that it sounds like he's wheezing when he breathes and yesterday after nursing him, I burped him and he spit up a bit. Went to clean up the mess and noticed it wasn't just milk but sort of phlegm-like. I called his Dr.'s office and they said because its not accompanied by a fever that it could just be nothing, because at night the fluid in your body collects (or something to this affect, can't remember actual convo) and to try a humidifier in his room at night. They said to keep an eye on it over the next few days and make sure he doesn't acquire other symptoms but if it keeps up, that we'll have him go in to see his doctor.

I did try the humidifier last night but this morning, he's still wheezing a bit again.

Anyone else have this? I plan on taking him in to his Dr's next week since its kept up but any reassurance or tips on what to do to help it, would be great!

Also, the wheezing doesn't last all day, only for an hour or so in the morning and then he'll cough and it will go away or it just goes away on its own.

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Maria - posted on 08/16/2009

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My son has a nasty phlemy cough mostly at night.(no wheezing though) We were at the doctor last tuesday. Much like Jessica's doctor, mine said its likely acid reflux (v. upper respiratory infection). I'm a nurse and don't believe everything doctors say especially this. Most kids with reflux spit up and they spit up a lot. Mine spits up maybe once every two days. I did not put him on the medication as prescribed. I did, however, start sitting him up after eating (in a bouncy, swing, or in his crib which is propped up with a crib wedge), and start solids. The doc said all of these things will help if its reflux. So far nothing is helping. Oh, and we have the humidifier going. I think this helps with a lot of things. No change in the cough so we'll probably go back to doc on tues. for chest xray.

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Michaela - posted on 08/27/2009

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I had so many problems with wheezing. Supposedly my daughter has allergies that are causing her wheezing. I will just say this, be careful with the humidifier. If it gives off a mist it can cause mold on the cieling. You have to air out the room to dry up the moisture. We found this out the hard way.

Lesley - posted on 08/21/2009

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My son started wheezing around 2 1/2 months and i found out from the dr. he had asthma. He tales treatments as needed and they help a whole lot.

Pam - posted on 08/18/2009

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If at all possible go see a Pediatrition...we had some problems with our daughter when she was 1.5 months or so we went to doctoer after doctor and they all said it was normal then i pressured my doctor and he reffered us to the ped. and she got tests done for us and it turned out that our duaghter had RSV and a virus... the virus was treated but the RSV has to pass on its own..... my advice to anyone with babies is to see a ped. :) good luck keep your chin up!

Jessica - posted on 08/15/2009

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yea my son has been breathing heavy here latley. not sure why but i just realized this the other day. he used to spit up alot, then at his 4 month check up, the doc said it (may be) acid reflux so i had to put him on meds for 2 bottles a day, but that made it worse so i stoped and he's been keeping it down but now he is breathy heavy, and it doesnt last all day. but my first son had weezing when he was about 2 months old and they told me to do all that humidifier and the vicks menthol smell but it didnt work so then they put him on albuderol breathing treatments for a while, then he finally got over it. was your baby born early?

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