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Dear doctor I have a 3 month old baby that suffers from a

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Dear doctor
I have a 3 month old baby that suffers from a mucus cough for about a week which makes his breathing quite crackly, he's a very sick after every fed and it's not just a little bit, he has always been formula fed from birth, please help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is there any fever?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Shortness of breath?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Any flu?

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Blockage of his nose?

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Please let me know.

Customer: No nothing
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Has he been seen for this as yet?

Customer: I took him to the doctors last Friday, she checked his breathing and said there's nothing wrong, but the crackle is not all the time
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Crackling sounds in infants of his age are not so uncommon and usually is not something to worry about a great deal.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I would just keep an eye.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If his symptoms are persistent then I would have his chest examined again and have a chest x ray done.

Customer: Ok and what about the sick, it's a lot
Customer: More than a table spoon each time
Dr. Shahzad MD :

What do you mean when you say "sick", do you mean he is passing phlegm?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

or sputum?

Customer: It's lumpy milk and it smells
Dr. Shahzad MD :

and it happens after feed?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This indicates reflux.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Meaning that some of the feed and some mucous associated with the feed is coming up.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Again this is not something to worry about a great deal and you can try using over-the-counter zantac syrup and see if that helps.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Also small multiple feeds are going to be more helpful than one large feed.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So try dividing the feeds up into smaller portions rather than giving one large feed at one time.

Customer: He feeds every 2 hours, has since birth
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Ok

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But again the lumpy milk that is coming out most likely means reflux or regurgitation.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It can happen because of a little over-feeding at times.

Customer: Ok thank you
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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Customer: Thank you for listening, your always nervous you sound like a over protective mother
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand

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I would have felt the same way if I were you

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