Originally Posted by wendy1221
RSV is a VIRUS. The only thing you can do is up your vit C intake (ascorbates are better absorbed than ascorbic acid) and nurse that baby as much as possible. I would probably take some zinc and echinacea as well. Hopefully the baby will not get any worse and will need no further treatment.
While there is certainly nothing you can do to make the virus go away faster, there ARE things that can and SHOULD be done to treat a baby with RSV if he or she isn't getting adequate oxygen.
Therefore, your statement that the 'only thing you can do' is take some supplements and nurse is not only UNTRUE, but potentially VERY dangerous.
RSV is serious and young infants can easily have inadequate oxygen saturation. The only way to truly know what their O2 sat levels are is to have them checked at a doctor's office (if equipped to do so) or hospital.
If it were *my* very brand new baby with RSV, I'd have them monitored 24/7 for oxygen saturation because things can get very, very bad very, very quickly in that age group, breastfed or not.