Tracheomalacia and Breastfeeding


I just wanted to know if anyone could help with this question.

Does a baby having tracheomalacia effect breastfeeding and how.

I really appreciate you taking the time to answer.


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It depends how severe. Does your child need to have it corrected surgically? If not, both my kids have had it. It typically can cause issues with acid reflux, so some doctors start prevacid to help with reflux. Also, I would monitor weight gain if your child spits up a lot because weight gain is important with reflux. Most children grow out of it by age two.

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Thank-you for your reply. This is for one of the mums being looked after by our Breastfeeding Counsellor who has little information on Tracheomalacia. I have read through a few posts to get more of an idea of the issues mothers are having with their babies.


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