A 4 Month Old Baby Coughs With Vomiting After Drinking Breast Milk?
Good morning, I am Heny. R n My 4 month old baby has coughed with phlegm for 1 week and it has been 2 days since I was given ASI immediately coughed and vomited everything. Already taken to the puskesmas, they have been given medicine but there is no change. mksh
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Coughing that is too hard can indeed trigger a gag reflex in the baby, so a coughing baby is often accompanied by vomiting symptoms. Coughing in babies can be caused by a variety of possibilities, including:
respiratory tract infection irritation of the respiratory tract (for example because the baby inhales cigarette smoke or air pollution) allergies (allergies to formula milk can also cause coughing symptoms) the weather is too cold and dry
If the cough has lasted for up to 1 week and has not improved, especially if vomiting does occur every time your child drinks milk, you should immediately take your baby to the pediatrician. A prolonged cough can cause various complications such as infection of the lungs (pneumonia), ear infections (otitis media), and infections of the whole body (sepsis). When coughing causes vomiting and is unable to drink, the baby is also at risk of dehydration or lack of fluids, nutritional problems and not gaining weight.
For now, some of the things you can do include:
If the baby is in a lot of air-conditioned room, try installing a humidifier in the baby's room. Bathe the baby in warm water, and let the baby inhale the steam from the warm water. Drop or spray saline through the baby's nose, and suck the mucus with special nasal suction to help expel mucus in the airways. Continue to try to give milk to the baby. If the baby vomits, give a little, but more often (for example, those who usually drink from 2 breasts, give from 1 breast first, give 1 hour distance and then give from 1 breast again)
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