Dealing with Congestion

07 December 2010

My little independent lady is dealing with what my paranoid first-time-mama mind considers severe congestion. I've been sticking the blue bulb into her nose regularly to get out as many boogies as possible, but over the last 24 hours, I noticed she dropped a few of her feeds from 3oz to 1oz. Since she's too young for any real medication, here's what we're doing as per doc's recommendations.
  • Tilt mattress to approx 30degrees by placing a never-been-read sales manual under it
  • Purchase and use a battery powered nasal aspirator
  • Use saline drops and aspirator before feedings
  • Use humidifier with just water.
Watching and praying for my baby's quick recovery

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