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my daughter is 2 months old.
sometimes she chokes when she is nursing.
She'll start to sputter, and cough, and at first it really scared me, but then I realised, if I just lift her into a vertical position, and gently pat her back, she would breathe between coughs, and it would ease after a moment.
The other day, she started coughing, then tried to cough again and couldn't, she made this horrible gasping, gurgling noise. She had a distressed facial expression, and started to turn blue. She wasn't breathing. I was terrified. I picked her up, and yelled "breathe!!!" I patted her on the back, and wondered if I should start Mouth to mouth. (how do you help a child that is choking on liquid?) I was so scared. I'm not sure how long it lasted, but it seemed like forever. finally she started to cough and make choking noises, and eventually she was breathing, but it was gasping and ragged sounding.
It scared me so badly!!!
I think I might have overactive let down. (it sure hurts when it happens!! and if she detaches during or just after let down, I have a milk fountain )
I already nurse on just the one side at a time.
I am worried. It's not really bad, and she does comfort nurse, but this choking thing has really scared me.
What should I do?
oh, and does anybody know what to do to help a baby choking on liquid? I know infant CPR (I need to brush up though) and I know the heimlich, but what do you do about liquid?
That would freak me out!!
How to help a choking infant
ETA- I wouldn't think it matters what's causing the choking, liquid or solid.
This happeend to my dd out of the blue a couple weeks ago. She wasn't chewing on anything or nursing. It was the wierdest thing. And she just does that sometimes, coughs and then can't catch her breath, but this time she actualy turned blue and I had to call 911. It was really scary. I'm sorry that happened to you!