I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this. I used google for awhile and came across this forum and it appeared helpful.
My little one is 5 weeks old. For the first 3.5 weeks, he seemed to always be "stuffed up"... kind of gurgly with a bit troubled breathing, but not trouble with lungs but more sounded like mucous that he couldn't seem to get out of his throat. Nobody (nurses, doctors) seemed to be concerned, so whatever...
now, on about 4 weeks he had to go to the hospital with blood in his stool. It was diagnosed as being an intollerance to cow's milk protein in the breastmilk. So he was put on Nutramegen - a special forumla for that condition - and mother was prescribed a dairy-free diet for 1 week. The blood cleared up almost immediately. What we didn't expect - or even really notice at first - was that the mucous/gurling cleared up as well. We didn't really think about it until just this morning when he went back on breastmilk for the very first time since the ordeal. And within half an hour he's breathing funny again.
I know "breathing funny" isn't really a very good term. Its not actually affecting his respiration. Its just that you hear these pops and gurgles like there's mucous or something a little sticky in his throat or sinus constantly. Like he's got a little cold but with no other symptoms.
No fever, no runny nose, no unusual coughing or sneezing. It does seem to "bother" him a little. Especially when he's trying to sleep then you hear a little "pop" (like a bubble running past the mucous" and he wakes up and struggles for a bit.
- Steve (dad)