Choking When Drinking In Infants?
my baby was just about to enter the age of 1 month already 2 days when mimi on the pacifier always coughed like she wanted, my baby if mimi was really chaotic and became middling in the middle if again mimi was always coughing but not vomiting just her face until she blushed, my baby accidentally drank milk because my breast milk didn’t come out, how was that? Is that okay?
Hello Triani, thank you for asking.
Choking is the body's response due to the entry of foreign objects into the respiratory tract. Choking can be experienced by anyone, at any age. Infants and young children are more prone to choking than adults. When swallowing, the respiratory tract will be closed, so food drinks do not enter the respiratory tract. The mechanism is not yet perfect, especially in young or newborn babies, premature babies, or babies with cleft lip or palate. As a result, babies are more prone to choking, because some of the fluid enters the respiratory tract. This can be dangerous if the amount of fluid that enters quite a lot. A condition known as aspiration can arise. Aspiration can cause respiratory infections that make the baby short of breath and can be fatal.
Choking is also often caused by the position of the baby's mouth that does not fit, the baby's body position is not good, or the position of the pacifier that is not good. When breastfeeding, pay attention to the following:
Make sure the size, position, and type of dot are good and suitable.
Position the baby's mouth so that it covers the entire nipple, the lips should be open pointing outward, not to make the lips fold.
Avoid breastfeeding while lying down.
Carry the baby with the baby's stomach attached to the mother's abdomen.
Position the baby's head higher than the body.
Give enough milk, not forced too much.
If after you confirm all these things, but the baby is still choking, immediately consult a pediatrician. The doctor will conduct an examination, looking for whether there is a disturbance in the baby's digestive tract which causes the baby difficulty drinking.
Thus my explanation, hopefully useful. Regards.