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Why your baby is coughing during bottle feeding and how to help

Updated: Sep 17, 2021

As a parent, you may wonder why your little one occasionally coughs while taking a bottle or breast feeding. It's important to remember what an incredible motion the swallow reflex is! Newborns and infants must suck, swallow, and breathe in perfect synchrony. It's no wonder that some little ones occasionally struggle to coordinate the task. But what about when coughing happens more frequently? And what can you do as a parent to help them?

 
 

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