or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Breastfeeding › Side lying nursing causes what?!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Side lying nursing causes what?! - Page 2

post #21 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by RasJi7 View Post
April422- Do you think they lied to me about it being just saline? I will not let that slide- that is so wrong! We are in the British Virgin Islands and things are very different here from the US, also the doctor is from Nigeria if that makes a difference in your opinion. Afterwards she told me he would be very hungry and sleepy. I wondered why that was and thought maybe it was just from the extra oxygen??? Thanks for your opinion.
I would be surprised if the nebulizer was just saline for congestion. I am an ER nurse and we typically use a med called Albuterol as a nebulizer to help clear the lungs. Some places will use saline nebs for croup but that is a different situation altogether. If he really disliked the neb and was crying/fighting it then he might have been sleepy from that expenditure of energy but albuterol is typically a bit of a stimulant. HTH.
post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by treehuggermama View Post
I would be surprised if the nebulizer was just saline for congestion. I am an ER nurse and we typically use a med called Albuterol as a nebulizer to help clear the lungs. Some places will use saline nebs for croup but that is a different situation altogether. If he really disliked the neb and was crying/fighting it then he might have been sleepy from that expenditure of energy but albuterol is typically a bit of a stimulant. HTH.
That does help. Especially knowing that albuterol is a stimulant because he was definitely not stimulated after that. He slept so much of the day- 3 naps instead of 2. I did a quick google search and found that some docs do use just saline. Also if it was the med, I think they would have charged me. DS seems good now, still stuffy but no temp, poopy diapers are normal and he is acting like his happy self.

Thank you Mommas, your experience is so helpful and invaluable for me
post #23 of 30
As far as I can tell, the baby is pretty much always lying down when breastfeeding. The only difference is if the mother is sitting or lying.
post #24 of 30
We were told to nurse on the right only at night (So DD was lying on the left - stomach attaches to the left of body so harder to reflux), and preferably not at a complete recline. And there is complete reason for this advice.....If your child has reflux. Which I'm guessing isn't an issue LOL It is normal advice for a child suffering form frequent infections due to reflux (along with meds and thickened feeds) so the advice in and of itself could have merit, but the reasoning behind it was completely wrong. Just an FYI.
post #25 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kierdan'sMom View Post
We were told to nurse on the right only at night (So DD was lying on the left - stomach attaches to the left of body so harder to reflux), and preferably not at a complete recline. And there is complete reason for this advice.....If your child has reflux. Which I'm guessing isn't an issue LOL It is normal advice for a child suffering form frequent infections due to reflux (along with meds and thickened feeds) so the advice in and of itself could have merit, but the reasoning behind it was completely wrong. Just an FYI.
Yup, exactly-there's a reason for that advice..if you have the medical condition associated, but for a infant who has no medical conditions, than side nursing is fine. I nursed both of my children in that position with no issues.
post #26 of 30
We've never had an ear infection and he nurses like that all the time.
post #27 of 30
Uhm, wow. It always freaks me out when I know more about something medical than the person who is paid to know more than me.

Neither of my kids have ever had an ear infection btw.
post #28 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by RasJi7 View Post
Do you think they lied to me about it being just saline?
Probably not. It's pretty common to use plain saline for a case of simple chest congestion. Breathing in moisture helps to loosen the mucus so that baby's coughs are more effective. Same principle as taking a croupy baby into a steamy bathroom.

My DP and youngest DS has asthma so we have nebulizers at home. We usually use them with albuterol when they have asthma symptoms, but everyone in the family has used it with sterile saline when we've had bad coughs or even badly congested sinusus. It's wonderfully soothing.

And the nursing advice just cracks me up! Reminds me of the nurse who told me, after my first was born, not to take a bath till 6 weeks PP because my uterus was still open and bathwater would get in!
post #29 of 30
I have extended nursed (still nursing my 3 yo) for many moons both of whom nursed lying down most often. Both are uber healthy and perfectly fine..... worry not momma. I was told that the ears tubes are designed to be a little higher up so that generally fluids don't back up anyways. Good luck momma! You are doing fine. And just for arguments sake, my kids both are congested right now too. Doubt it has much to do with nursing position!
post #30 of 30
I nursed ds side lying every night many times a night for 2 years and he has had one ear infection which his dr said was brought on by exposure to RSV.
Don't listen to her.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Breastfeeding
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Breastfeeding › Side lying nursing causes what?!