Feared by ten out of ten moms, choking is a villain that haunts a lot and who has a newborn. Which mother didn’t take the baby’s side to check if everything is okay with her breathing and sleep? Mother’s stuff ! However, with choking it is different, it can appear just like that in small, day-old babies. Choking in babies can appear due to reflux of milk, that is, when the milk returns from the stomach to the mouth. Choking can also happen only with saliva, and even and especially even at the time of feeding! For this reason, mothers must take care of their newborns since maternity so that scares with choking are avoided.
What is choking after all?
Choking is nothing more than the food or drink that enters the wrong place, instead of entering the throat where it falls into the stomach, the food or liquid enters the airways as these are neighbors in the trachea . Although the airway has a “Cap” that acts as a block so that nothing enters the pulmonary pathways , smaller babies may have a somewhat delayed reflex of this body’s defense system. Older babies and toddlers can still introduce small objects like coins, pen caps, smaller toy parts and many other things. These parts can prevent the passage of air causing a blockage of breathing and that is why it is very important to keep small and risky parts away from young children and babies who can crawl and walk.
How to prevent the newborn baby from choking?
Have you ever seen a greedy baby suckling? He goes to the pot with all thirst! A breast full of milk can provide satisfying sips and sips for the baby, but an extremely full breast can also cause choking scares. Women who have a high production of breast milk can extract the surplus before breastfeeding. It can store for future feedings or even donation of surplus. Giving him time to breathe may also be necessary, so if he realizes he is out of breath, remove the breast from the baby’s mouth so that he can catch his breath. If the baby needs artificial milk, bottles with an appropriate anti-choke nipple are available on the market. In these nipples the hole is similar to the nippleand thus less liquid is spent avoiding choking.
A simple way to prevent choking from refluxing the baby is to keep it higher after feedings for a few minutes, 20 minutes which can help the milk get better in the stomach and prevent choking. Even if the baby burps, still the reflux that causes the choking can happen then, preventing him from being more “seated” or staying with him a little more standing on his lap is ideal for safety against choking. In addition there are high chairs that make the baby taller, this contributes a lot to mom’s day to day. In larger babies, choking can also happen due to accidents with objects, so the first step is to remove any object that may cause a choking accident.
Baby choked what to do?
Keeping calm is very difficult at this time but it takes very quick thinking so that steps can be taken correctly to ungain the baby. A choked baby needs help quickly and knowing what to do in these situations is necessary to avoid major problems. There are techniques such as tapping that help and a lot to disengage. Recognizing a choking baby can be simple, usually babies are apathetic or seeking air, as if opening their mouths and failing to speak or make a sound. After brief breathless moments, the skin can take on a different color, reddish and even purple. Tapping should be done in cases of small babies who breastfeed only milk, turning the baby face down on the leg can help a lot. Light pats on the ribs in the prone position can also have an effect. In cases of infants with unconsciousness, help should be sought and the maneuver for disengagement such as tapping should be initiated quickly.
See how to tapotting babies and children over 2 years old
Babies or older children who choke on food or some object, whoever helps him can never try to pull the object because with the intention of removing it he may end up pushing it even more and make the process more difficult. For older children tapotting also works only in a different way. Press the abdomen lightly, two fingers below the chest bone to push the diaphragm and facilitate the expulsion of the food or object that is blocking the passage of air.
A child coughing is a good sign, the more he coughs the better, a sign that the blocker is being expelled. If the baby passes out, mouth-to-mouth breathing needs to be done, do it while a fireman’s help arrives. Calling an emergency is also a good option, they can guide what to do in times of despair. The number of firefighters for emergencies is 193 , for the military police who are also able to help is 190 .
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.