I have been reading but not posting much since Peregrine arrived because life has been busy and my 3 year old DD has been a challenge, but I'm seeking out some opinions on cold/coughs in newborns. My DD came down with a cold/cough about a week and a half ago, and I caught it about half a week after her, and now Peregrine seems to have it too.
He is just over 2 weeks old now.
My winter-baby DD got her first cold when she was almost 2 months old and when she was having massive nasal congestion I sought out a doctor's opinion/help, but Peregrine just has sneezing and coughing. He seems to be managing alright and is sleeping well, nursing well, etc. He doesn't have a fever or runny nose at this point.
I am apprehensive about bringing him to a doctor's office/ER because I don't want to over-react or bring him someplace that could make him sicker, and I am just starting to figure out how to manage 2 kids on my own (only on my own since Monday) around the house let alone out in the world without a car. But it seems that all the recommendations are for newborns under 3 months to automatically see a doctor if they have a cough. I spoke with my midwife over the phone and she seemed concerned, but we didn't seem to hit on any of the major "alarms" for her so she said to take him in to see a doctor if it gets any worse.
Does anyone have any BTDT advice or thoughts on this kind of illness at so young an age?