Hello. My babe has had a very scary cough for four days now, but no fever and he isn't acting sick. The day he started coughing he was also drooling, and when he inhaled he did aspirate the drool and then choked until I turned him upside down and performed the baby heimlich. Then he spit up huge and was listless for about ten minutes. It was the most terrifying moment of my life and happened once again Saturday, the day after the first incident. That time I did not have to do the heimlich, just tipping him upside down worked and he only spit up a little. He seems to have gotten this coughing/breathing down now, thank god, but the cough has gotten "wet" sounding and is occuring more often. When I listen to his breathing by placing my ear on his chest I don't hear any crackling or wheezing and he does not seem uncomfortable and has no fever.
I have a cold, and we EBF. Is it possible that this is how his body is reacting to the cold? When would you take your babe to the hospital? I keep reading that we cannot use honey until he is a year old and do not want to give him any medication. I do not think he is seriously ill because of his activity level and lack of fever, sweats or fussiness but am so worried that if I do not get him to the doctor he could get worse fast.