The baby is drinking about 3 oz/feeding. She throws up and gasps, like she can't breathe well. She also coughs and chokes. What's wrong with her? She's 3 days old.
Baby Help Line Response:
Tips When Newborn Baby Chokes On Formula
Poor girl! Could it be that the nipple hole is too big so that the milk flows too fast for her?
Turn the full bottle upside down without shaking. If milk flows instead of drips, the nipple hole is too large.
If that is not the case, it can also be that she has , which is when the stomach fluid travles back into the throat too easily. This is quite common among babies and even more so among preemies. Your baby wasn't born early?If she continues to spit up very frequently, discuss acid reflux with her doctor. In most cases, (but the very severe ones, when the baby is in serious pain or not thriving), no medication is needed, but rather that the feeding is somewhat adjusted to more frequent feedings woth less amounts, feeding in an upright position and burping half ways, for example.
Since your little girl is only three days old, it may also be that she simply hasn't really got a hang on how to drink from a bottle yet. (Much like the latching on issues for a breastfed baby.) Try not to worry, provide a calm environment, skin and eye contact and try to feed her before she is starving and furious - not many babies manage to eat properly when upset.
If none of this helps, get back to me. (And congratulations on your daughter!)
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