Complaints Of Breath Sounds And Rib Condition In Infants Aged 16 Weeks?
The first question: My baby from nggrok2 sound has repeatedly been taken to the pediatrician but his reapon has changed milk to milk soya, but still just the sound of ngrok2The second question: on my baby’s ribs to the left as if it formed a broken angle like that, before I was only 1 month old, but I was afraid that when the family carried him too bent until his ribs were broken, could I take an X-ray? Then how to deal with it, what should I do? The third question: my baby is very difficult to drink milk, every drink of milk must be forced, because if you wait for him to be hungry, he will not be drunk or not forced to even be able to hold up to 6 -7 hours
Hello, Thank you for your question.
1. The sound of grunts when breathing in newborns is a natural thing to happen. However, this is indeed often one of the conditions that worry parents. The human respiratory tract normally produces mucus as part of the body's defense against irritants or foreign matter entering it. In the respiratory tract there are fine hairs that function to remove mucus collected in the respiratory tract which is then removed through a coughing mechanism. In newborns, fine hairs in the baby's respiratory tract have not been able to work optimally so that the mucus will gather in the respiratory tract and when passed through the air when breathing will make a grok-grok sound. As long as this condition is not accompanied by other symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing / shortness of breath, breathing becomes fast, lips look pale, or high fever, then you don't need to worry about this condition. This condition will slowly improve as the baby's age increases, usually until the baby reaches the age of 3-6 months. However, if these symptoms are accompanied by other symptoms mentioned above or if until more than 6 months old the symptoms still appear, then please you immediately check your baby to a pediatrician.
2. The shape of the ribs you mentioned is most likely not caused by a broken rib because if your baby's ribs are broken, your baby will definitely become fussy because a rib fracture causes pain especially when breathing. In addition, your baby can also look difficult to breathe. It is possible that this condition is a normal variation in the shape of the rib cage. This condition is only seen because as the baby's age increases, the size of the rib cage also increases so that its shape is more visible. To determine whether this condition is a normal condition or not you should check your child to the doctor first. The doctor will examine your baby to make sure and if necessary the doctor will recommend X-rays.
3. Breast milk is the main nutrient that is recommended to be given by the baby during the first 6 months of his life. However, if you have certain obstacles that are difficult to overcome, then you can give formula milk which of course must be in accordance with the doctor's recommendations. Several factors can make it difficult for a baby to breastfeed:
babies don't like the taste of formula milk you give. In this case, you do have to experiment with some milk products to find what your baby likes
the shape and size of the milk teat that doesn't fit the baby's mouth
a disturbance in the baby's mouth such as thrush, tongue tie
disorders of the baby's digestive tract such as acid reflux, flatulence, diarrhea, and others that cause the baby to be uncomfortable for breastfeeding
You can try replacing the formula milk that you provide. Also consider replacing milk pacifiers with softer, shapes and sizes that fit the baby's mouth. Look at the baby's mouth for conditions that can prevent the baby from breastfeeding, such as thrush. Do not hesitate to consult with a specialist pediatrician further if this condition still persists or even affects your child's weight.
Hopefully this information helps you.