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Old Jan 27th, 2014, 12:15 PM   11
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Yes, there is always a risk of them aspirating if they are laying/leaning back, but you can't worry yourself to death every time is might happen, hun! Both of my sons' spit up loads, even after I'd lay them down on their back to sleep at night. It worried me too, and I did talk to the pediatrician about it because I was also worried about them aspirating. She wasn't concerned, and said it was a much bigger risk with a reflux baby because of the force of their spit up. Neither of mine had reflux, they just spit up a lot.

ETA: Aspirating is definitely more of a worry if its something your child does often, coughs/chokes while eating, or has a chronic cough you can't explain. I wouldn't worry too much about a possible aspiration one time, unless you are pretty sure it occurred and are worried it was a large amount.
Now that has me worried! My son sometimes coughs/chokes while breastfeeding. I didn't even think of aspirating until now!



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2014, 12:43 PM   12
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Yes, there is always a risk of them aspirating if they are laying/leaning back, but you can't worry yourself to death every time is might happen, hun! Both of my sons' spit up loads, even after I'd lay them down on their back to sleep at night. It worried me too, and I did talk to the pediatrician about it because I was also worried about them aspirating. She wasn't concerned, and said it was a much bigger risk with a reflux baby because of the force of their spit up. Neither of mine had reflux, they just spit up a lot.

ETA: Aspirating is definitely more of a worry if its something your child does often, coughs/chokes while eating, or has a chronic cough you can't explain. I wouldn't worry too much about a possible aspiration one time, unless you are pretty sure it occurred and are worried it was a large amount.
Now that has me worried! My son sometimes coughs/chokes while breastfeeding. I didn't even think of aspirating until now!
No, please don't worry I think aspiration choking/coughing would be more a prolonged fit of coughing/choking, since its actually gone into the lung. Most babies will choke/cough some while eating if they try to breathe at same time. Similar to how you would if you accidentally try to breathe while drinking, and end up in a short coughing fit while your body coughs the liquid up. Our bodies are designed to try and cough anything up before it gets that far, so generally speaking aspirations are from such large amounts that the body can't cough fast/hard enough to stop it.



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2014, 13:30 PM   13
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I should also have said my twin was premature and had issues ( although I didn't know at the time) clearing her throat. I think most term babies can clear fine.



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2014, 17:12 PM   14
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I should also have said my twin was premature and had issues ( although I didn't know at the time) clearing her throat. I think most term babies can clear fine.
Yeah, I know preemies are more likely to have issues with this. I've read that one of the ways that you know you have fast let-down is if your baby coughs and chokes a lot at the start of a feeding, so it must be a common thing.



 
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I should also have said my twin was premature and had issues ( although I didn't know at the time) clearing her throat. I think most term babies can clear fine.
Yeah, I know preemies are more likely to have issues with this. I've read that one of the ways that you know you have fast let-down is if your baby coughs and chokes a lot at the start of a feeding, so it must be a common thing.
I think it was probably reflux as it was a couple of hours after her last feed. But truly I don't think it's that common.



 
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I should also have said my twin was premature and had issues ( although I didn't know at the time) clearing her throat. I think most term babies can clear fine.
Yeah, I know preemies are more likely to have issues with this. I've read that one of the ways that you know you have fast let-down is if your baby coughs and chokes a lot at the start of a feeding, so it must be a common thing.
I think it was probably reflux as it was a couple of hours after her last feed. But truly I don't think it's that common.
Sorry! I meant coughing during a feed was common, not aspiration of fluids.



 
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