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Experience:  20 years of experience in treating children.
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I have a 4 month old daughter, and she's been coughing since

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Hi Dr. Clark, I have a 4 month old daughter, and she's been coughing since birth. It's always a dry cough, and her doctor said yes, she does have reflux, and had put her on medication for a month last month. However, her cough is now back. Especially in the morning. In addition, during the last doctor's visit, we found out that she has not been gaining weight, so the doctor recommended us to start her on solids. Oh and I am breastfeeding her exclusively. My question is this...should I wait for 2 more weeks till her next appointment, or should I bring her back to see the doc asap? I'm worried that her reflux might be getting worse...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
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Does she have fever, sneezing or any other symptom?
How is feeding?
How is respiratory rate?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She sneezes often, but no fever, and is generally a happy baby. She will however fuss during nursing. Or rather, when I am burping her. As in arms thrown out to the side and back arching and cry. She have a lot wet burps as well...
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the input.
There can be worsening of reflux.
You can try to give solids mixed with expressed breast milk.
Solid would increase calories & reduce reflux as well.
As she is fussy, she may not take adequate milk & not gaining weight.
You need to observe whether she is developing any other symp***** *****ke fever.
If her feeding decreases & cough increases with other, I would advise to get her examined by doctor sooner.
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Wish her healthy life.