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7 week old child, sick post feeding, grunting a lot, discharging phlegm. Treatment?

Hi i have a 7 week old baby she was 3 weeks premature. The last week she is very uncomfortable & crying she arches her back after a bottle & wont let u wind her. She is getting sick after every feed its not much but looks flem with milk in it kind of thick. she hasnt slept all day only for an hour. she grunting alot too. started her on gtaviscon today is it reflux .
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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thanks for writing to health care magic

your baby requires further examination

you are saying that the baby is grunting

what is the respiratory rate like

is she feeding normally

are there any chest retractions( indrawing of the chest wall)

a small amount of spitting of milk after feed is normal in newborn babies

but associated with arching of body is not simply normal.....

you will also have to look for other parameters like weight gain etc

one important submission... breast feeding of baby is always better than bottle feeding

try to breast feed your baby and get the baby examined by a pediatrician

hope this helps

take care

Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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