DS2, 3 weeks old, is super congested and has been since birth. So far I've just been sucking out the snot with the bulb, but I was just going through the Baby Book and saw that Dr. Sears recommends a saline rinse + snot sucker. Do you do this with your LO? Do you use the over the counter solution or make your own? Would breast milk work as well?
Nasal congestion-how do you deal?
Have you tried steam? One thing that has helped my daughter has been bringing her into the bathroom while running a hot shower, or even bringing her into the shower/bath with me. My Mom took me into the steamy bathroom everyday as a babe and she swears I never got a cold! Not sure how true that is, but it seems to be working for us so far when my girl gets congested.
If you did use a saline rinse (which I have, but haven't used), I would buy one over the counter that is pre-mixed just to ensure the ingredients are in the right amts. I have heard that just a little bit too much of something can be tough on a little one!
If you have overactive letdown, it might be milk stuck in there, not snot.