choking

Claire - posted on 02/14/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my 6 month old keeps choking on well it seems his own saliva he will just be sitting on my lap and he just starts making this choking noise it takes a few seconds then his ok he dribbles a lot and he also has reflux anybodys little one also do this

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Anastasia - posted on 02/14/2011

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How do I know if my baby has GER (Gastroesophageal reflux) ?
Clues that your baby suffers from GER enough to need treatment are:

Frequent spitting up or vomiting (not all babies with GER spit up)
Baby isn't outgrowing the "colic" and/or spitting up
Frequent blasts of crying that are painful cries, not just baby cries
Your gut feeling tells you that your baby "hurts somewhere"
Bursts of nightwaking "as if in pain"
Colicky, abdominal pain after eating, even as long as one hour afterwards
Poor sleep habits, restless
Writhing as if in pain: drawing up legs, arching back
Erratic feeding patterns. Refuses to feed or wants to breast or bottlefeed all the time.
Frequent "wet burps" or "wet hiccups"
Throaty noises: swallowing noises, choking, gagging
Frequent, unexplained colds, wheezing, and chest infections
Stop-breathing episodes
Excessive drooling
Spits up like a "volcano"
FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE REFLUX

Fatty foods
Fried foods
Stringy foods: seeds, skins, stringy fruits and vegetables
Acidic foods: citrus, tomatoes, peppers, onions
Meats with a lot of gristle
Alcohol
Caffeine: coffee, tea, soft drinks (caffeine increases gastric stomach acid production)
Chocolate
Carbonated beverages
Spices
Peppermint
Chilies
High sorbitol fruit juices (prune, pear, and apple)
And keep a journal for this events, and show it to your doctor. Good luck.

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Tyrae - posted on 02/14/2011

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My daughter does this too. I'm pretty sure it is just a sensitive gag reflex, she has a really long tongue and when things get on a certain point of it she starts gagging. She does it on everything, her finger, my boob, spit, her teething rings. Nothings come of it so I just let it be. If it ever becomes a problem I'll take her in for it. If you are worried just say something at your next doctors appointment.

Nicole - posted on 02/14/2011

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i would take him to the doc's perhaps even a peadeatric nose and throat specialist

Louise - posted on 02/14/2011

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It sounds like your son has a sensative gag reflex. If he keeps choking like this then take him to the doctors to check his mouth and throat.

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