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Flamebaby is 13 days old and very very congested - anything I can do?

(10 Posts)
Flamebat Sun 01-Nov-09 18:17:58

Poor little thing is struggling to breathe.

She is wanting to comfort suck, but then panics as she can't breathe properly.

Going to give her a bath later and try a steamy bathroom. Any other suggestions?

She's already on penicillin for a strep A infection

FreeTheGuidoOne Sun 01-Nov-09 18:20:23

Is it her nose that is blocked?

Breastmilk up the nose? Water? Suck out the snot.

Poor girl and poor you. Wrapped up very warm indeed, the cool night air can sometimes help for a few minutes.

FreeTheGuidoOne Sun 01-Nov-09 18:20:44

Would expressing and a cup feed help too?

herbietea Sun 01-Nov-09 18:26:20

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Flamebat Sun 01-Nov-09 18:29:33

It seems to be up towards her sinuses more - very rarely is there actual snot seen iyswim.

Night air did help last night, I'd forgotten that (impromptu trick or treating), bundling up and a walk could be a good move before bed.

Not too sure how my expressing is atm (have had latch issues so nipples only just healed), but will give it a try

Flamebat Sun 01-Nov-09 18:31:00

I've been feeding her upright atm, holding my breast away so she can get that bit more air too.

Poor little lady has had a crappy start so far!

MegSophandEmma Sun 01-Nov-09 18:32:20

I was advised by HV when DD2 was tiny, to dip a cotton wool ball in some cool, boiled water and let a couple of drops drip into her nose and gently massage each side.

Hope she is feeling better soon.

cornflakegirl Sun 01-Nov-09 19:30:36

Pharmacist recommended vapour rub in hot water somewhere near baby when DS2 was similar age.

Looby4 Sun 01-Nov-09 19:36:43

Olbas oil, vicks on a cloth close to baby but not too near eyes etc. Agree saline drops too but might be difficult to get hold of.

Flamebat Sun 01-Nov-09 20:20:09

we may have olbas oil somewhere.

have done the bath and she's sounding a lot better from that

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