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My son is 9 months old and only gets wheezy and congested in

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My son is 9 months old and only gets wheezy and congested in his chest after his bottle. He is on AR formula because he was diagnosed with GERD. Once we switched from regular formula to AR he improved but still needed to be on the medicine for GERD from about 4 months to about 7 months. I think he was born premie because he still had fluid in his lungs at birth and was quite hairy, he was in the NICU for 10 days after birth because he had trouble breathing.. We've adopted him from my sister so not much background history... However my sister and our father are both lactose intolerant... What are the chances my new son could be??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
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Did the doctor examine his chest for wheeze & congestion?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
they even took an x-ray of his chest and it came back clear.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the input.
Lactose intolerance can occur in premature baby earlier.
Common symptoms are gas formation or bloating, cramps, diarrhea.
Symptoms appear half an hour to 2 hours after feeding.
It does not seem to be as lactose intolerance.
Wheezing and congestion can be due to upper respiratory tract infection.
GERD can cause such symptoms too..
As X-ray was normal, and chest was clear, then it is not chest infection.
Reflux medicine may need to be continued.
You can take a review by his doctor.
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Wish his healthy life.