May 20, 2007,
S.C. asks from Clarks Summit, PA on May 17, 2007
Choking on Drool
My 14 week old has been drooling for about 2 weeks now, and today he has been drooling more than I ever seen. So much so that he choked and was unable to get a good breath. It really scared me. Has anyone experienced their babies choking on their drool and any recommendations on how to help a scared to death mom.
K.M. answers from Syracuse on May 18, 2007
I would certainly take him to the doctor and have them check his airway. That's not something that is normally checked for just no reason. His airway could be too small. Or it could just be that his drool is extra thick.
K.D. answers from Burlington on May 18, 2007
I would definitely just check in with the doctor, but I do think that is something that happened with my little one. The first time is very scary, but I would just check and make sure with the doctor that everything is ok. I'm sure it is. Was it just a one time thing? or has it continued to happen?? Every little thing is really scary when they are so little. I remember I was always on the phone calling the pediatricians office just to be sure. There is nothing wrong with asking questions! Hope everything is ok. Keep us posted !!!
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S.P. answers from Scranton on May 20, 2007
E.S. answers from Buffalo on May 18, 2007
That is scary. I would be sure to make an appointment to see the dr. today.
Also, in the mean time don't be afraid to suck up some of the drool with the nasal asprirator. Just do not put it in the back of his little mouth. You may get more with a wash cloth. If he is able to be comfortable sitting/or propped up I would do that, so the drool does not pool into his mouth and back of the throat. Let us know what the dr. says too.