Infants Under 1 Month Often Appear Crowded With Spit Up?
my child is only 20 days old but sometimes his breathing is suffocating … not very often … usually in unison with spit out of Javanese language … secretes milk from the nose and mouth … is this normal or what … mkch
Hello Dasim, Thank you for the question.
Does your child look difficult to breathe, breathing fast, fussy, difficult to breastfeed, or have a fever? The respiratory system of newborns is not well developed. The ciliary system (hair on the breathing) to work out respiratory mucus is not optimal so that in general the sound of a baby's breathing will sound like it contains mucus (grok-grok). Mucus produced by the respiratory tract plays a role in the defense system of the respiratory tract. This condition is a normal condition and will disappear along with the baby's growth.
Infants under the age of 1 often experience spit up and this condition is a natural condition after the baby is breastfeeding. The baby's esophagus has not developed optimally and the small size of the stomach is the reason for spit up. Spit up is usually accompanied by belching, choking, and crying while breastfeeding. Maybe the condition of shortness of breath that you mean is a symptom that accompanies spit up. You don't need to worry about this condition if it only occurs when the baby spit up. Please bring your baby in consultation with a pediatrician if your baby has difficulty breathing, breathing becomes fast, fussy, blue, or has a fever.
To deal with spit up, try breastfeeding your baby in an upright position and keep the upright position for 20-30 minutes after breastfeeding. You can also burp the baby after each breastfeeding or do so during nursing.
Hopefully this information is useful.