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Drooling caused in young children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   My 5 month old daughter is really cranky and she is drooling every where and wants to put everything in her mouth...i dont know whats wrong.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   for a 5 month old baby this is perfectly normal to put everything into the mouth
User :   Could she teething?
Doctor :   thats a natural reflex that comes after birth very important
Doctor :   yes that too
Doctor :   and about drooling
User :   So how do i know for sure if she is teething or not?
Doctor :   is it only saliva or does she spit out the milk too?
User :   She spits out milk too
Doctor :   are you giving breast feeds?
User :   no...she is bottle fed
Doctor :   ok while feeding does the milk role out from angle of t he mouth or does she cough when trying to feed?
User :   she coughs
Doctor :   ok first may be th postion in which she is fed may be at fault
User :   she is always fed sitting upsight
Doctor :   also first 6 month a baby should be fed nothing but mothers milk

Doctor :   since when is she coughing?
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