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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well it's good for mom..kinda..

But notsogood for baby

Max has been coughing up and puking up mucous and amniotic fluid for the past day or so.

He wasn't squeezed enough during labour to get rid of it all..



He's grouchy.
post #2 of 10
Poor sweetie. I hope he's able to get it all out soon without needing any interventions.

Shannon
post #3 of 10
Oh yuck mama. I hope he drains out soon and you get BFing going.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well last night he puked up about 3 more oz of it.

He puked up about 3oz of it earlyer in the day, and then 3 more oz last night around 2am.

He might be in the clear hopefully. I'll get the MW to check it out too.

He's got a recessed chin or overbite so we REALLY need to work on latch issues.

Right now I'm just letting him get on and suck as he feels comfortable so he gets *something* I can let my nipples heal and work on latch later.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Pandora114 View Post

Max has been coughing up and puking up mucous and amniotic fluid for the past day or so.

He wasn't squeezed enough during labour to get rid of it all..


Melvin had this same thing the first 2 days. He's all better now though, with just an OCCASIONAL spit up. Hope Max gets better soon!
post #6 of 10
Hope your little one feels better soon!
post #7 of 10
(Not in your DDC but wanted to give you a hug)
post #8 of 10
Pandora,
I'm not sure if you are interested in trying homeopathy with Max, but I'll make a suggestion or 2 here, in case you are.

My 3 yo has respiratory issues related to (mostly fall) allergies. He gets very wet in his lungs and sometimes ends up with an upper respiratory infection because of it. Because of this, remedies that are useful with 'wet lungs' are the ones I'm becoming most familiar with.

One of the ones that helps him is Spongia -- which is what I use when his lungs sound 'spongey'.

In my book "The Homeopathic Childbirth Manual" by Betty Idarius (who's both a homeopath and a midwife) another of my favorite respiratory remedies is listed under 'newborn care.'

Antimonium Tartaricum: "For respiratory distress from fluid in the respiratory tract. The baby's throat and lungs are full of mucus, which you will hear rattling. The respiration is accelerated. This is the main remedy for meconium aspiration with the above symptoms. In extreme cases there will be severe rattling, gasping, breathlessness, paleness..."

Camphora: "is the remedy to use if Antimonium Tartaricum seems indicated but fails to act.

Also:
"The dose for a newborn is the same as for an adult. To prevent possible gagging or spiting out of the remedy, cruse a dose between 2 spoons and place the resulting powder into the baby's mouth. You can also dissolve the remedy in water, which is especially convenient if you need to give a frequently repeated dose..."

Of course if you have access to a homeopath, that would be the ideal situation, so that he/she could evaluate Max's entire situation (including any other residual birth trauma) and recommend the best remedy. Failing that as an option, though, I believe that the Antimonium might bring him some relief.

HTH,
pregnant-homeopath-in-training
post #9 of 10
My DS did this for the first three or so days too, but I was in labor for 11 hours! My midwife said it was totally normal and it was just him clearing out his system. It sure did scare me the first couple times too, and it made for a grumpy baby here as well.
post #10 of 10
Awww, poor Max! Sounds like he's getting a lot out though, which is good. My friend had this happen with her baby after a 30 hr labor...weird huh?
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