Hi all. I know it's common for newborns to bring up milk and be sick but I am worried about baby choking while sleeping. Up till now it's been small mouthfuls but today it's been more and it's thicker and is more like mucus in consistency. He's been feeding a lot before these episodes, I wonder if he's been taking a bit too much? He's breastfed and 4 days old.He hasn't had any sleep without either his dad or I being awake and watching him, although this is partly because he won't sleep in his cot and I am awaiting a Moses basket mattress being delivered. Does anyone have any advise? TIA
I had the same worrys with my dd, the official advice is to put babies on their back to sleep but I always put my dd on her side to avoid choking. The midwife would probably be horrified but the reason for putting them on their back is to avoid their own weight crushing them so I decided being on her side would prevent both
Best thing to do would be to ring your midwife & see what she suggests. Have you been given an any time direct contact number for them? If not call the unit where you gave birth. Congratulations on your new arrival x
Totally understand I was in the same situation, I had this tiny baby that appeared to be choking on milk it was awful, she looked so scared. I was terrified. Our doctor and health visitor were more worried about me though, and two doctors assured me she would clear it herself but I just wasn't sure.
Anyway infant gaviscon worked a treat, and as soon as she learnt to cough that helped too.
It doesn't last forever, my girl is still sick a bit after feeds but deals with it better. Once they are upright more it eases too.