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My dd2 was fussy all day yesterday and now she has a cold. My dd1 is sick too and I have a sore throat.<br>
How do I help my little baby???? what can i do?<br>
I have a bulb and will try to suction out some mucous, but what else??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sneeze.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sneeze">:
 

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I was coming here to post the same thing about dd!!!<br>
It majorly sucks cause she doesn't want to nurse since she's all stuffed up... I put some breastmilk in her nose and I'm suctionning too, but was wondering if I could do more as well... I don't want to end up in the hospital!!<br><br>
Hopefully someone with experience will chime in...
 

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My 14 week old dd is getting to the end of her third cold, so we have some experience with this....<br><br>
We tried breast milk, saline drops and nasal spray (eg hydrasense, available for infants) - the last is the most expensive...but we also found it most effective. One short spray in each nose is usually enough to loosen things up a bit (often makes baby sneeze, which helps) and make it easier to either suction out the mucus or, when you bf, baby will swallow a lot of it (less traumatic for dd than the suction). The latter works particularly well in a steamy bathroom (turn the shower on hot for a few minutes or go into the bathroom to bf while someone else is showering). I found that a spray followed by steaming and bf worked best for dd, sometimes we would just sit in the steam for a while before she was ready to eat.<br><br>
Keeping dd in an upright position made a huge difference in keeping congestion to a minimum. If sleeping is a problem, we found baby sleeps best in inclined position - we have used her car seat bucket as a makeshift bassinet when her colds have been at their worst and she breathes (and sleeps) much more easily.<br><br>
Good luck! Hopefully the last of the winter colds will soon be behind us.
 
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