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    Default coughing while breastfeeding

    My one week old tends to cough every once in awhile when I breastfeed him, almost as if he gets too much milk in his mouth and forgets to swallow? I am not entirely sure how to explain this, it's never a huge issue, I pat him on his back and then he goes back to nursing without event. Should I be concerned? I hate hearing him cough - he doesn't do it otherwise...

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    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Colorado Springs

    Default Re: coughing while breastfeeding

    its usually caused by overactive letdown. try nursing on a recline: leaning back.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Northern BC, Canada

    Default Re: coughing while breastfeeding

    My LO still does this too. Especailly when she is distracted or falling asleep. If its not causing problems I wouldn't worry too much.
    July 30, 2010-6lbs 2oz- 41w 4d (emergency c-section.) Known dairy, eggs, dogs and cats allergies, eczema, and asthma
    Bonus June 22, 2006 (is 50/50 Custody ) (born 32w) Sensitive to changing temps.
    We BF, BW, Co-sleep and use cloth diapers/pull-ups!

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    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: coughing while breastfeeding

    Overactive letdown, or just a regular old letdown versus a tiny new baby! Nursing on an incline should help.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default Re: coughing while breastfeeding

    I noticed your other post about pumping, and I think you are probably experiencing some oversupply and overactive letdown. This information should help you decide if this is the case! Enjoy your new little one!

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    February 21, 2006
    Nursed Until 18 Months
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    May 31, 2008
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    February 26, 2011
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