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My little 2-week old babe has had a stuffy nose since I brought him home. I am not sure if he is allergic to the dust in our house or what it is. I have had our carpet cleaned with just water twice, have cleaned the entire house, and still it is stuffy.<br><br>
While I continue to try to figure out what it is, how can I alleviate his stuffy nose? I have been using the nose sucking thing and q-tips, but he hates it. It is affecting his ability to latch, and it is making him gulp lots of air, so he has gas, and is generally not the happy baby that he so deserves to be.<br><br>
How can I help his little nose, aside from sleeping outside?
 

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breast milk in the nose really helps the stuffyiness. you can use a dropper or use a spoon to tip some milk in his nose. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I know it's hard when your new babe is stuffy.
 

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Sometimes a stuffy nose in a newborn just means their nasal passages are really tiny and it goes away as they get bigger. Does he make noise when he breathes?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">breast milk in the nose really helps the stuffyiness. you can use a dropper or use a spoon to tip some milk in his nose. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I know it's hard when your new babe is stuffy.</div>
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another vote for breastmilk squirts in the nose. My ds never seemed to notice when I was doing that and it helped moisten everything up, which helped clear out the stuffiness. Stuffy babies are not much fun, I hope you find something that works for you.
 
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