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I posted under LWAB but no replies so I thought I'd try here in case other August moms are having similar issues...

My 6 week old has a lot of mucus and phelm - I noticed it starting around 3 weeks old and it has not improved. She snorts and gargles and occasionally has labored breathing because of the volume of mucus.

The ped said it sounded like reflux but she doesn't spit up too much - maybe just 3 or 4 times per week. She is not sick, its not a cold and she is generally a happy baby. We sleep with a humidifier in the room and I've been using saylene spray and a bulb syringe which the ped tells me to stop using since it inflames the nasal passages making it harder to breathe...

He says to elevate her bed but I'm not sure how much - she is in a positioner and I put a little inclined wedge under her but it only goes up about 3 inches at the highest point.

Doc wants to give it until her two month check-up and see if she has improved. If not he is advising me to eliminate dairy. He says that one-third of reflux is caused by dairy allergy.

Does this sound like reflux to you? I'm confused because she isn't spitting up very much. If it is caused by dairy allergy is that something she'll grow out of or is that a lifelong allergy? What else could all this mucus be?

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