How do you relieve a 3 month olds stuffy nose?

Melissa - posted on 02/06/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My 3 month old baby has a stuffy nose. How do I get rid of it. It seems to be interfering with him trying to nurse. I've tried to use the nasal aspirator but it doesn't get anything out. Please help.

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Erin - posted on 02/06/2012

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If the nasal aspirator isn't working, it may be the mucus is a little thick. I would recommend getting some sterile saline solution (is with the children's medication in department stores) and putting a drop or two in his nose. He won't like it but it should help break up any mucus in his nose and allow the aspirator to then suck it out.

Terra - posted on 02/09/2012

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I would do it at each diaper change and it was normally cleared up by the next day. Though for very persistent rashes bath with baking soda added and then air time along with the breast milk did the trick.

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Ania - posted on 02/09/2012

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saine first and then nose frida to suck it out the best invention in the world!!!

Jennifer - posted on 02/09/2012

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Thanks Terra!!! Another question how often do you do this before it goes away?

Terra - posted on 02/09/2012

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I would normally just express breastmilk directly onto my baby's rash and then diaper as usual. You can also add the milk and then allow it to air dry. Nothing fancy but it worked wonders for me and my babies.

Jennifer - posted on 02/09/2012

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I was just reading all the post and I seen a couple people say that breast milk can cure a diaper rash. How do you apply it cause my baby has a mean diaper rash and I can't get rid of it.

Alyssa - posted on 02/09/2012

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can anyone give me some more info on how to use breastmilk for diaper rash? i've never heard of this before

Amanda - posted on 02/08/2012

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You need to loosen the mucus up a bit s it can come out. Use either baby saline nose drops or just use a bit of breastmilk up the nose. I know it sounds weird but it works! From curing earaches, tummy troubles, pink eye, diaper rash, excema, stuffy noses...Breastmilk really is amazing stuff!

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best way, believe it or not, is to rub vaporub or similar into the soles of the feet, then put socks on. Even better than rubbing it on the chest and back....also eases coughs. You could also add a vaporiser with eucalyptus oil into the room to better enable the effect.

Lori - posted on 02/06/2012

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A humidifier in his room should help too. Like the others said, I use saline drops and then the nasal aspirator.



Breast milk is certainly an option instead of saline drops. Your milk is good for so many things. It can help clear up diaper rash, a clogged tear duct, an ear infection, and relieves the itch of a bug bite too.

Terra - posted on 02/06/2012

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Breastmilk in the baby's nose. Sit in the bathroom with the shower running and the door closed. Then try the nasal aspirator.

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