Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nasal Congestion and Nursing

I frequently receive calls from new mommies (and daddies!) concerned their babies are having difficulty nursing because of nasal congestion. If the congestion is loose enough, you can use a nasal (bulb) syringe to remove it.

If the mucus is too thick to remove easily, use saline water to first loosen it. To do so:

1. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt into one cup of warm water
2. Drop the saline mixture into baby's nostrils.

Your baby may not like it, but it will do the trick!

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