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Baby cudn't swallow

Discussion in 'Breast Feeding' started by malar_arasi, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. malar_arasi

    malar_arasi Silver IL'ite

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    Hello all,

    My baby (2 weeks) seems to be having some swallowing issues. Whenever he is hungry he is too eager to suck the EBM from bottle in a very fast pace and later finds it difficult to swallow and spits up half of the milk. I tried reducing the fast sucking by tilting the bottle and reducing the entry of milk into this mouth but this doesn't seem to help. Btw, it doesn't happen during every feed but only 40% of feeds. Some of feeds he takes bottle quite well.

    I am not sure if DS being a premie (35 weeker) makes him difficult to swallow. Let me know how to deal with this. Any inputs are welcome.

    Regards,
    Malar
     
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  2. tikka

    tikka Gold IL'ite

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    Malar, your baby seems to be swallowing a lot more air when he is feeding. You may have to burp him eveyr 15 ml or half an ounce and space out his feeding. I remember you posting in your other thread that you were having issues with one of your twin. Is this him?
    Also use an anti-colic bottle like this with newborn nipples. That way you will lessen the amount of air that goes in and help the child suckle as he would at breast. Hope the poor darling takes his feeds well soon enough. Hugs.
     
  3. waitingForTej

    waitingForTej Senior IL'ite

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    I second tikka on this- even my baby used to swallow with too much force while hungry and half the milk would be spilling outside his mouth or he'd just spit up later on. Try to get nipples with very very slow flow for now... And like tikka said he may be swallowing lots of air too... If you have access to Dr Brown's bottles, I'd suggest buying them. It's reduced my son's spits quite a bit.
     
  4. malar_arasi

    malar_arasi Silver IL'ite

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    Yep u got it right its him I am referring here as well... I am using the same bottle with him but not sure if nipple is for newborn or not.. let me recheck this.. Actually I get confused coz sometimes when he is hungry he drinks like a pro :) sometimes he does this spitting and worries me :rant
    Let me try hunting for Dr.Browns here.. I cudn't get in Mothercare or major shops here.. hope I get one soon.. Thanks for help..
     
  5. marrgg

    marrgg Bronze IL'ite

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    I also face the same problem with my baby especially when i feed him in bottle. so i started burping him after every ounce. i also changed the nipples.

    Regards

    Rani
     

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