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    Breastfeeding baby gurgles and is congested
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    strod posted:
    My baby is 6 weeks old and is exclusively breastfed. He often sounds like he needs to clear is throat and is sometimes congested. I've noticed this seems to be worse after feeding. It often sounds like he can't breathe or is choking because he can't clear his throat. I mentioned this to my pediatrician at 2 weeks and she said it was normal but I am concerned that it is still occurring. I do have oversupply and fast letdown. Could he be aspirating? Is this normal?
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    RoseLynn02 responded:
    My DD sounded them same when she was born & for a little while after that as well. She was a premie. Turns out all was normal. She is now 11months & doesn't have that issue anymore. I would say just keep an eye/ ear out for it & if it continues to concern you then you could always insist on seeing a specialist.
     
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    Olivetre responded:
    This happened to my lo also. She is now 4 1/2 months and is doing better. I noticed it had gotten better when she started using the stage two nipples for her bottles. I think it has to do with the fast letdown because I still have it and she is able to handle it a lot better.
    Do you pump and feed him by bottle? How does he do after that?
    At his next check up I would bring it up again.


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