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1 week old with a cold. what do I do???

post #1 of 7
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Emily woke up this morning stuffy with swollen eyes and having trouble breathing through her nose. I made an appt with our dr today at 1 but how can I keep her comfy till then? her nose isn't runny or anything and I can't see any mucos in there so I'm thinking it must be pretty far up there any btdt moms with advice I wouls so appreciate it.
post #2 of 7
Put a couple drops of saline in her nose to loosen the secretions then suck stuff out with a bulb syringle (aka snot sucker). It works well, but it will really make the baby mad.

Nursing in a steamy bathroom helps too, because they tend to have a hard time nursing with a stuffy nose - just turn the shower on as hot as it will go and close the door and windows.

I hope she feels better soon.
post #3 of 7
Lana's a little stuffy today too. I can hear it when she's nursing. I'm not going to rush her to the dr., just keep an eye on it. We slept with the a/c on last night and I think the dry air might have been bothering her.

Hope your little one feels better soon. How 'bout trying some vit c sopplements?
post #4 of 7
I think the big thing is to nurse, nurse, nurse.

Greer had a little cold and our midwife said that as long as she was nursing that was a good sign. She said nursing takes a lot of work for a newborn, and sometimes when they get sick they cut down on the nursing to save energy, and this isn't good.
post #5 of 7
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Ok so I am a not so new mom freakin out over the sniffles lol. But in my deffense it is only cause ds #2 had rsv at 9 weeks old and spent a week in the hospital I'm a little over cautious now. thanx for the advice Dr said the same thing booger sucker and steam.
post #6 of 7
A little breastmilk up the nose couldn't hurt either - it sometimes helps clear up the stuffies.

Off to squirt a little breastmilk in my 6 year old's ear...

(OK, so I use breastmilk for just about everything... :LOL )
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Originally Posted by mom2threenurslings
A little breastmilk up the nose couldn't hurt either - it sometimes helps clear up the stuffies.

Off to squirt a little breastmilk in my 6 year old's ear...

(OK, so I use breastmilk for just about everything... :LOL )
:LOL :LOL It's the "duct tape" of mamas!
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