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phelmy sound breathing.

My baby is 5 weeks old, and for the past few days he has sounded like he has phlem in his nose, but there is none there, it sounds like if you had a lot of mucous in your nose and needed to blow it.. he acts fine, eats fine, isnt warm, doesnt act sick at all. and idk if i am just being a nervous new parent or if something is wrong.. it seems to really happen after he goes down to sleep. and it clears up a little after he has been up. Is this something big is there anything i can do?

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Asked by kduffy at 3:22 PM on Oct. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He is so young he should be seen by a doctor. RSV and flu season are starting. If your baby is not breastfed either could be very very serious.

    Answer by Gailll at 3:23 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • oh and to add more... he is breastfeeding and we dont leave the house besides to go to family, whom are all healthy

    Answer by kduffy at 3:29 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • This is very common for young ones. I had the same question when my son was the same age. My husband/ medical student and our doctor said it's normal. once it's mucus you can see, remove it with a bulb. Until it affects your baby in the ways you mentioned, he should be fine. If he starts gasping, that's not ok.

    Answer by at 3:30 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • If you just have to do something, you can bring a humidifier into the room where he sleeps. It helps loosen up/ clear up anything he's got in him.

    Answer by at 3:31 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • If you have a well baby visit coming up, bring it up then. UNLESS - you see him flairing his nostrils when breathing or when he breaths or coughs the skin sucks in between his ribs. Either one of those situations should be evaulated by a doc ASAP. In the mean time keep his nose salined to help wash the drainage out of his head and throat.

    Answer by karamille at 5:16 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Just call the Dr, that's what we pay them for... Don't feel like you are being a nervous new parent and even if you are you are not the first and will not be the last!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

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