Paula Schnebelt, LM, CPM, is a wonderful midwife who cares deeply about her clients.
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!
Hi! My name is Paula Schnebelt and I'm a California Licensed Midwife and a North American Registry of Midwives Certified Professional Midwife. My practice supports women who want to birth naturally in the comfort of their own homes and women who want holistic, compassionate gynecological care. I'm committed to helping you have the birth you want in a safe and loving space, empowered in your innate ability to bring forth life.