My DS is 4 weeks old and EBF. Since birth he has OCCASIONALLY coughed during feedings (maybe once or twice a day), but has always sounded a little raspy afterwards. I have OALD and a little bit of oversupply, but he has always handled feedings well (even with the air gulping, gas, etc). He is growing like a weed (thank you oversupply), has a great disposition and is healthy and happy. Due to the couging, his ped recommended a swallow study today. I am torn as to whether or not to go along with this. If the "professionals" decide he needs thicker milk, I will be instructed to stop feeding at the breast and exclusively pump and add a thickener to his milk. This recommendation would be devastating for me ... breastfeeding is so important to me and he is happy and healthy! But of course, I do not want to be causing any problems with aspiration either. I would love some input/perspective from other BFing moms with infants with swallowing difficulties, or infants who have had swallow studies done and their outcomes. (Since the recommendation today, I will be working on correcting the oversupply and positioning, for sure!)
This is my first post since bf'ing my now 4 year old, I really appreciate the replies! Thank you!