Originally Posted by AFWife
DS got a stuffy nose around 12 weeks...
Lots of BFing, steamy bathrooms, and we used Baby Vicks (small amount on the chest or just hold the container under the nose for a minute) when it got bad and kept him from sleeping.
I thought I had read not to use Baby Vicks until 6 months old, but I'm not positive. I'd double check on that one.
Our LO has had a stuffy nose for the past 2 weeks now. I think it is related to our air ducts needing to be cleaned and our furnace just being turned on for the year. Poor girl
So far we have found these things to be useful:
breastmilk up her nose (we tried saline and it didn't work as well, and she hated it even more than the breastmilk) with her head tilted down for a minute then sucking the loosened mucus out. we've also been told to then put a little more breastmilk in and leave it
taking her in the bathroom while a hot shower is running
using a vaporizer or humidifier overnight
holding her upright when feeding if she's especially stuffy (this is a hard one for me to get going)