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Okay mamas, please humour me here and share your knowledge:<br><br>
For the past week or so, 12 week old DS has been drooling - not the copious amounts that could be described as a leaky faucet, but a few ribbons here and there when he's on his tummy and a small barely noticeable stream from the corner of his mouth most other times. Not huge, but there.<br><br>
The past few days, he's had some dried up sounding congestion in his nose that have made it difficult to breathe clearly - no problem. Breastmilk up the nose, booger-sucker thingie, all done.<br><br>
Yesterday, we had a mucousy diaper. I had strawberry yogurt for breakfast - he's had no problems with cheese or other diary, so I'm assuming it was the berries.<br><br>
Today, he had the normal morning stuffed up nose, but I couldn't get it all out. When he dozed off for his morning cat-nap, he started sneezing quite a bit, and finally, uh, 'blew' a big chunk out - but not the nice clear/white colour I'm used to. This one was slightly yellow/green. Not much, but enough for a mama to notice.<br>
After his last feeding, he spit up a bit (totally normal for him, no reflux; he's just a spitter), and then let loose a few tablespoons worth... of mucous. Clear with milky strings stretchy mucous.<br><br>
He's not running a fever, and aside from a bit of crankiness around nap time, he's the happy, smiling, curious about everything baby I fell in love with 12 weeks ago. He HAS been chewing on his hands and rattle quite a bit, but I figured he's hitting the 'all-five-senses-exploration' phase, rather than teething, since his gums are nice and soft.<br><br>
What do you think? Am I seeing less drool than he's actually producing and he's just swallowing it and it's coming back up with the spit up? Did it maybe cause him to spit up (I know when I have a sinus infection all that mucous makes me want to vomit, at least)? Should I be worried?<br><br>
Sorry if this is silly of me to even ask, when the 'smart-lady' part of my brain tells me that YES, it IS the drool, and not to worry, but I'm also dealing with some PPD/Anxiety, and could really use the sanity check in either direction. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Thanks in advance!
 

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Could be that he caught a bug and is dealing with it. <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 to watch your babe go through these things, but just the fact that you noticed all these small things tells you how great of a mom you are.
 

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Probably just a mild cold. Aaron gets them now and then in no correlation to anything I've eaten. I think the stuffy nose contributes to the mucus in stool and mucus in spitup.
 

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So a mild cold/virus or teething (a friend votes teething, too). Nothing to really go into panic mode over, then.<br><br>
Thank you!
 
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