My baby girl is 4 and half weeks. I have to pump and feed. I use the Avent bottles with the size one nipple.
With that being said here is the problem:
A few weeks ago, I was feeding her and she started choking, like when you swallow water with air kind of choke. I figured she was just eating too fast from the bottle. Now it seems to be happening more often. I hold the bottle horizontally so the milk doesn’t just flow into her mouth, but she has to suck as if she were at the breast. A few times she has been lying on the bed with me and she will just start choking and I pick her up and pat her back. But here is where I got really scared. As I was changing her today, I could hear her gasp for air and I pick her up right away as she gasp a few times and starts coughing. She seems okay when she isn’t choking/coughing, so I am not sure what to think.
I have talked with her pediatrician and she told me that if it happens again to call her and she will send me to a throat specialist. Afterward I went to meet with a LC and as I was feeding her, she choked on her milk and I asked if that was right. The LC told me that something in her throat and airway may have an issue but couldn’t really help because she wasn’t a doctor.
So am I overreacting to nothing or is there something wrong? Has any other mother had an issue like this? Please help me.