DS has a cold and is very congested, and I don't know what to do because each time he eats he gets more stuffed up! I know with me, when I am sick, I cannot drink milk because it creates more mucas - is it doing the same to him? How do I fix it? The rest of his cold has been gone for days, but the congestion comes back or gets worse with each feeding!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Apr. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:37 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by threeeunder3 at 1:44 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
I am assuming you aren't giving your baby milk. Everyone knows not to do that. Of course breastmilk would not make a baby congested. It is a normal body fluid like blood and wouldn't cause that kind of problem.
Milk causing congestion is supposed to be a myth. A baby can have problems taking a bottle can be a problem because the nose is stuffed up and the baby can't breathe and it can hurt the ears. However, if your baby is formula fed your baby has to have formula. You can try suctioning the nose before a feeding and keeping the baby in a more upright position. You might try a sippy cup. It's early for a sippy cup but it may work.
Answer by Gailll at 1:44 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
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