Infant Silent RefluxHello,
I have a 2.5 month old son who was diagnosed a couple weeks ago with Trisomy 21 Down syndrome.
Ever since he was born, he's had problems with coughing & choking while breastfeeding. I'm sure the choking in the beginning of feeding is due to let down, but he occasionally chokes towards the end of feeding, too. Usually when he starts falling asleep at the breast.
He's been very congested-sounding ever since he was born, and grunts/snorts/squeaks a lot. I get paranoid that he can't breathe well.
I'm already gluten-free, but I also went dairy-free to see if it'd help him. He was having mucous in his bowel movements but that has cleared up since I cut dairy out of my diet. However, the congestion has persisted.
He frequently holds his breath while looking like he's trying to swallow something, then does his squeaky gasping for air type of thing. Again, making me paranoid that he's going to somehow suffocate.
He hasn't been diagnosed with Silent Reflux yet, but that's what I'm thinking it is. I'd really prefer to keep him off of meds, so I'm hoping someone can suggest a remedy that may help us out!
Thanks in advance!
xokatjanicolexo on 2015-10-03
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