I am a first time mom. my baby was tiny at birth (5lbs 10oz) though only 3 days early. He is very healthy just small. At the hospital we had a small scare of him choking on amniotic fluid that was burped up and now i am a nervous wreck. That specific symptom has gone away, but i have had an incidence of him sucking back on his tongue when crying too much a(he hates diaper changes) and then looking as if he is choking. He has also been burping A LOT. i burp him after feedings but will get many more burps later. I watch him during the day but sometimes he begins to gurgle and wheeze with a spit up and i am afaid to sleep when he is sleeping and the evenings i am constantly checking on him. I am only on day 3 and so sleep deprived! Last night I tried to sleep, but after a feeding and a good burp, i laid him down (mor on side with recieving blankets on each side, like they do in the hospital). I heard him suck in a couple of times with the gurgle noise and so i jumped up. He spit up a bunch of yellow liquid... i'm assumping the colustrum milk mix he's getting now. i made sure the milk went to the side and he didn't choke on it. then he spit up a bunch more projectle like. He had only fed for 15 minutes at both previous feedings(couldn't keep him awake for anything) I'm so paranoid that if i don't watch him, he will choke. they say not to lay him on his stomach for SIDS and to wait on pacifiers or bottles until after 3weeks when he is latching well, but could some of this help?? I have also had to use the breast shield because of latching, but have tried to use them less now that my milk is in hoping he will latch for the milk. He has done pretty well, though his mouth is tiny and I'm sure he truly needs to be taking a bigger bite. Can the shields be causing all the burping?? Help, i need sleep and piece of mind that he will be ok.