Is it normal to hear my baby swallowing?
Younger babies tend to swallow loudly at the beginning of a feed. They may breathe loudly and even pant and choke when drinking quickly. These are all signs the baby is taking in a lot of milk. Once the milk flow slows down a little, babies will swallow smaller amounts. The sounds this produces have been described as “ahh-ahh-ahh” or “caw-caw-caw”. You may also see the area of the throat behind the chin thicken briefly as the baby swallows. As babies grow, they get better at handling milk and the swallows become quieter and fewer.