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Dd3 is having trouble with snot & v frustrated feeding as she has to keep pulling off to breath

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HarrietJones Mon 04-Jul-11 18:54:32

ive wiped her nose as clean as I can, anything else I can do to help?
She's almost 9 months & won't let me help latch or anything.

AnyFuleKno Mon 04-Jul-11 18:58:05

Saline nose drops from the chemist if you can get there. They help a lot

HarrietJones Mon 04-Jul-11 19:01:47

Won't get a chemist til tomorrow. Nothing open now.
She's been ok til this feed but I think it's cos she usually settles down for a good cuddle now.

AnyFuleKno Mon 04-Jul-11 19:08:53

Anecdotally, you can home make the solution...it's just salt and cooled boiled water.

TruthSweet Mon 04-Jul-11 19:55:00

You can also put a drop or two of breastmilk in each side of baby's nose. Just hand express first - don't attempt to take aim!

HarrietJones Mon 04-Jul-11 19:59:31

She's settled down a bit now, we've beenout to pick up dd2 & I think it's helped her calm down

AnyFuleKno Mon 04-Jul-11 20:15:11

Dd used to get this a lot. Being upright helps. I found that the saline helped thin the nasal mucus (yum) and it would drain out leaving her nose clear.

HarrietJones Mon 04-Jul-11 20:18:08

I was sitting her up to feed but she's getting a bit big on me to reach my chest!

She's settled for now anyway. I'm going to get a rest too as we've had a couple of rough nights & I've got her cold too

AnyFuleKno Mon 04-Jul-11 21:01:37

Hope she and you have a good night's sleep

HarrietJones Tue 05-Jul-11 12:39:01

She was ok once she got down. Fed again at 10 then slept til 6:30 which is good for her!

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 05-Jul-11 17:04:52

Thats good then Harriet. We had this with DD too, she was later diagnosed with Hayfever. Steam and a nasal aspirator worked for her.

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