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Our baby is 10 days old and has Laryngomalacia (floppy throat) - does anyone else's baby suffer from this? If so any helpful tips for settling baby at night. She seems to be fine during the day but gets very distressed at night and therefore her Laryngomalacia sounds really bad.
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Tuesday, 7 July 2009 6:02 p.m.
Sunday, 19 July 2009 6:35 p.m.
My little girl was diagnosed with this at 8 weeks. She is also on a heart monitor at the recommendation of the pead, and this gets set off quite a bit which is a bit scary. Worth it for peace of mind though. she is now 4 mths and seems to be much better. It is something that 99% of kids grow out of.
Friday, 17 July 2009 2:47 p.m.
Levi has troubling feeding - but luckily he didnt lose weight. Mainly because he lkes to do it allll the time :S
But he always has heaps of wind.
Hope the specialist goes well!!
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 5:55 p.m.
Thanks for the advice. I might have to look into getting a respiratory monitor.
My latest problem is she is not putting on any weight. She was born at 37 and a half weeks weighing a healthy 3.9kgs but she keeps losing weight and is now down to 3.5kgs. My midwife says that I am doing all the right things and that I have a good supply so I can't understand why she is not putting on weight. We have a specialist visit next week so hopefully they will be able to give us some answers.
We have also bought the sleep wedges so hopefully they will help her sleep better.
Sian - I wouldn't say she does big vomits, but she certainly is sick sometimes when she gaulps down the milk too fast. I think she has quite a bit of wind because she scrunches up her face and legs.
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 9:57 a.m.
hmmm...not sure why my name came out as C, its Sian from the second post anyway...
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 9:29 a.m.
beech99 has a good point - we sleep Levi on his side and hes much better than way. Didnt think about that. :)
Kim - does she do a big vomit? Levi does huge ones that drench us both. I think most the time its when he takes on heaps of air when feeding. But the specialist also told us that he thinks Levi has a bit of reflux too - and they often go hand in hand.
Monday, 13 July 2009 7:14 p.m.
Hi Kim, congrats on your new baby!
I'm assuming this is the same as floppy larinyx (sp?), my 12 year old son was diagnosed with this as a baby also, we found that a dummy helped, also keeps the airways open. He had quite bad reflux too. It will correct itself though in time. Enjoy bubs.
Monday, 13 July 2009 2:49 p.m.
We've had experience with this too.
I found side sleeping with the wedges made a huge difference to the noises he made at night and the amount of sleep he had. Also inclining the mattress on a slight angle as you would if they have a cold.
We also bought a respiratory Monitor - which is expensive at almost $300 but what they use in hospitals and tracks his breathing and will sound an alarm if there is no breathing (senses tiny movements) at 20 sec intervals. It's main use is for prevention of cot death however it is great for peace of mind with side sleeping and anything respiratory. He is growing out of it now (at 3 months there is a def reduction in the clucky noise when feeding).
Sunday, 12 July 2009 9:39 p.m.
Thanks. I have tried topping her up with formula at night as she doesn't seem to be getting enought milk from me. It is kind of working, but she seems to take it too fast and vomit when we put her down to bed!
Wednesday, 8 July 2009 3:14 p.m.
Hiya! My wee boy has this too, he was only officially diagnosed recenty (at 2 months) - although the midwife had her suspicions earlier on.
Levi is worst when hes feeding, so Im not going to be much help on night settling sorry :(
But I do try not to let him get worked up. What I usually do is put him down when I know hes tired, if he starts to whinge I rock the basinette a little, if he starts to cry I pick him up and walk around the room - then back into bed. He usually ends up nodding off after a few walks.
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