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My almost 3 week old....

My baby Paige will be 3 weeks old on thursday. Anyhow, My son Jacob, myself, And my Finace Rob have this bad congestion, running nose. Anyhow we all been fighting it for over a week now. My 3 week old is now coughing, and sounds very congested, and is sneezing. My 3 year old has not caught it. What should I do for my 3 week old?

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jessduncan77

Asked by jessduncan77 at 11:36 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Keep an eye on her temperature, make sure she is warm enough & getting enough to eat. Do you BF or FF? Also it's a good idea to run the humidifier so that she doesn't get dried out. If she gets bad, take her to the ped.
    Vix920

    Answer by Vix920 at 11:41 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Yes and keep the fluids going.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:44 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I bottle feed. I wish I could bf her:(
    jessduncan77

    Comment by jessduncan77 (original poster) at 11:50 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • If she's only 3 weeks old, you should maybe contact her pediatrician if she's badly congested.
    SpaceToast

    Answer by SpaceToast at 12:13 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I am calling her ped in the morning and see what they say to do...
    jessduncan77

    Comment by jessduncan77 (original poster) at 12:25 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Keep her in her carseat during the night. keeping her elevated should help with the nasal congestion. other than that nasal saline and the bulb can help get rid of any snot buildup. if you don't have a humidifier, take her into the bathroom with you (carseat, bouncer, swing) while you take a shower.. the steam is great for helping with congestion.
    alinker

    Answer by alinker at 3:03 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • i agree with the fluids
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 5:59 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

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