Jacob was found to be aspirating his milk when he was in the NICU. He needed just a touch of thickener in his formula to prevent him from aspirating while taking from a bottle. We eventually weaned him off of this. Now he's off the bottle and drinks from a straw. We found that he does not cough at all with milk but does with juice and water. Obviously whole milk is pretty thick and juice/water doesn't have the extra "body" to it which is what makes the difference. So I'm having to thicken juice & water. I'm actually a speech pathologist (for adults though which is VERY different) so I'm confident with what we are doing (Jacob has never had a PNA since being born) but still find it very interesting. Anyone else in the same situation??? I'm assuming if he's that close to not needing thickener, he'll grow out of it like he did with the bottle. Just hope soon! Anyone have similiar experiences?
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