My 3-month old sounds like he has phlegm

Czeerish - posted on 07/16/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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We notice when he inhales he makes crackling sounds - the same adults make when they have phlegm in their throats. Usually a simple "ahem" would do it for us, but for a baby, what can we do? Our pediatrician isn't prescribing anything for it and says it has to do with the milk he's been drinking. We went from Similac Advance to SimilacHW, but nothing's changed. Has anybody else experienced this?

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Czeerish - posted on 08/03/2010

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We tried SimilacHW, which is still cow's protein, but has hydrolized weigh. We were thinking of trying Isomil (soy protein) but our baby was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis secondary to asthma. Right now he's doing great and the rashes and phlegm have gone down greatly. He is using antihistamines and bronchodilator drugs.

Marjolaine - posted on 07/16/2010

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my son has the same thing its not in his chest so he said it is nothing to worry about he said by 6 mos we can try i think its called saline drops i havent used it on my 5 mo old yet though but i do worry when he sleeps cuz he snores quite loudly from it at night so i have this little foamy that keeps him in place and it is tilted i put his head over it so his throat is clear and he can sleep more soundly and me too i hope this helps good luck

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Heidi - posted on 07/26/2010

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Our frinds baby had that phlegm problem and a runny nose all the time and after lots of doctor visits they were finally told to take him off dairy completely so now they give him soy and it's pretty much gone. It may work if you can find a soy based formula instead of cows milk?

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