My six week newborn has been struggling over the past 3 to 4 weeks with his breathing. There is no pattern to his struggles. Most days are better than others. I do notice that there seem to be more of a problem around his feedings. Another thing that I have noticed (as well as many family members and friends) is that our new little one is very noisy. At times he sounds just like a goose. We are scheduled to see a Specialist in Pulmonary next week. But I am honestly concern about my little guy. He also looks like he could be struggling with reflux.
The worsening with feeding suggests that you might be dealing with some type of obstructing congenital abnormality of your son's esophagus, such as an esophageal duplication cyst or web or another type of abnormal structure, capable of compressing his esophagus and/or his airways.
The overwhelming majority of such conditions are treatable, with no residual effects. It will be important for the specialist to determine where the problem resides, in the respiratory tract or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Either way, your son should do well.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.