My 2 week dd is sick! She is my first so I'm worrying myself crazy. I have no idea what to do for her since she is so little. She has a very blocked up nose, is puffy around her eyes and nose, hasn't had a fever-but is sweating a lot at night, and is really cranky and fussy all the time. I'm thinking it's a sinus infection because the boogers look kind of dark yellow/green when I look up her nose.
So far we have tried saline drops and the blue bulb thing, and sitting in the bathroom with the shower on hot. Also I bought a humidifier yesterday, but I didn't notice any change in her this morning. We tipped our bed up so that our heads are tilted slightly up.
I know that taking things like vitamin C and eccinacea will go through your breastmilk and get to the baby. What about garlic (I heard that it will give the baby gas though)? Is goldenseal safe? Will my eating dairy cause dd to get more congested?
I would love any suggestions on other things I can do for her. Thanks!