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11 day old baby sore throat

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HopeFull28 Mon 23-Nov-15 18:37:53

My DS has a sore throat sounds hoarse and he grunts like he's trying to clear it sometimes, told midwife today. She didn't seem too concerned he's still feeding, peeing and pooing all fine and he hasn't been left crying for hrs the only thing I can think of is he gets hiccups a lot!! Any ideas?

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 23-Nov-15 21:53:59

Could be normal. Are there any allergies in your family?

VagueIdeas Mon 23-Nov-15 21:57:56

Hiccups can be a sign of reflux. I wonder whether acid Is making him grunt and sound hoarse as well?

HopeFull28 Mon 23-Nov-15 22:02:41

No allergies that I can think of but asthma runs in the family.. I thought reflux but he He's never sick I would have thought if he had acid he'd be throwing up hmm

HopeFull28 Mon 23-Nov-15 22:03:57

He also had hiccups a lot when he was in womb.. And when he was born he had mucus

Eminado Mon 23-Nov-15 22:08:23

Silent reflux?

Newlywed56 Mon 23-Nov-15 22:17:43

Bottle fed? Make sure the bottle isn't too hot

HopeFull28 Mon 23-Nov-15 22:18:31

No exclusively bf

Bunbaker Mon 23-Nov-15 22:22:10

Is his chest heaving in and out a lot when he is breathing?
Is his breathing noisy (stridor)?
Does he sound a bit like a seal barking?

If the answer is yes to any of those he needs to be seen by a doctor tonight. I speak from experience.

Newlywed56 Mon 23-Nov-15 22:23:23

I would then definitely go to the gp, I once mentioned to mine something that my midwife had dismissed (turns out she shouldn't have) and his reply was "midwives aren't medically trained" ... Did sound a bit harsh but to be honest although majority I encountered were great their main training is delivering babies safely so always worth getting a doctors opinion

HopeFull28 Mon 23-Nov-15 22:31:47

What do u think it is bunbaker? Sometimes he breathes fast but not noisy

HopeFull28 Mon 23-Nov-15 22:32:30

I'm taking him to Drs tomoro

Newlywed56 Mon 23-Nov-15 22:42:45

Thinking about it, an 11day old with noisy breathing etc- I would be straight to out of hours or children's hospital. You really wouldn't be wasting anyone's time and it would be so much better for them to tel to ou everythi

ChickadeeChick Mon 23-Nov-15 23:04:39

I think out of hours too, just to be sure. He's so tiny and you can never be too careful. They'll rush you through you shouldn't have to sit and wait long. Hope you get on ok smile

Bunbaker Mon 23-Nov-15 23:05:27

With DD it was because her airway was narrow. What does his chest look like while he is breathing? Is it moving a lot? You should at least call 111 for advice.

Bunbaker Tue 24-Nov-15 19:50:09

How is your DS today Hopefull28?

HopeFull28 Wed 25-Nov-15 09:47:21

Update : turns out DS has a cold looks like he's caught it off a relative who visited then came down with a cold the following day. He's much better now tho we have been using a vapour rub and his breathing has improved loads! Thanks for all ur advice I'm a ftm so everything is a worry

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