does every infant with acid reflux spit up? my 7 week old son was choking about every night but nothing comes up. i have to suction out his mouth and nose before he can breath again (his saliva ). his doctor thinks its normal and put him on ranitidine (zantac) for acid reflux.it helps. my sister in law is a nurse, she came out today and saw him choking. she said she doesn't know what is wrong with him but its not acid reflux. she said with acid reflux he would be spitting up a lot not choking. my son is breast feed. what else could it be?