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Okay, so this might just be me being silly, but a week or so ago DS started this whole little coughing thing. It is usually a little run of coughs, 4 or 5, in a row. At first I thought he was just experimenting with his voice and sounds. Nothing much really comes of it, except when he is nursing, and then of course he chokes, but this doesn't happen all that often. My mom suggested that he might have cat hair, or something, in his throat. But I don't buy that. He is doiong it fairly frequently, even sometimes while he is asleep.<br><br>
Is it a form of morse code, or am I missing a signal to something bigger?
 

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I don't know if its morse code or some phase or something bigger.<br><br>
My babe started to do this (he was born 8/12/06) last month. I thought he was getting a cold, but he would be sitting there, cough, then he would smile. He stopped after 3 weeks or so when he discovered he could click and do this low growl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Maybe a bit of post nasal drip? It doesn't sound like he's doing it on purpose- like experimenting- since he's doing it while nursing and asleep. My dd does that when she's getting a cold. She started a slight cough last week and I suspected hay fever- but it turned into a full-blown cold this time.<br><br>
I'd think reflux would have reared it's ugly head prior to this. If it's bad reflux, preemies seem to show the symptoms before 6mos old. If your son does have reflux, it may be getting worse?
 

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Yep, there has been no reflux w/ DS thus far. ( Thank goodness it seems like the one of the few things poor DS was spared. )<br><br>
It has been going on for a week+ and no cold signs other than that surfacing. I was thinking maybe it was some transition thing- like how a fever comes with some big shift sometimes. Well, I try to be positive <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I was wondering if it could just be a product of gassiness. DH has been out of the country for a while now and he was always the mac-daddy burper, as I am the feeder. Who knows?
 
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