is my baby sick or what?

Michelle - posted on 11/16/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my 5 month old baby is usually happy and is eating baby food and breast milk. today he is not eating that much he is very cranky and is sleeping alot more than usual. he has a stuffy nose and a cough and is tugging his ear. does anyone know what could b wrong? have a dr appt later

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User - posted on 11/16/2012

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I second that it may be an ear infection. My son tugs at his ears when he's sick even though he's never had an ear infection. It could be a sinus infection too or just a cold. I'm sorry for you as sick babies are no fun for anyone :(. At that age the best things I could do for my sick children were applying vicks baby rub, using a humidfier, encouraging lot's of fluids and letting them sleep. Good luck!

Holly - posted on 11/16/2012

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ear infection! thats my guess... don't let him lay with a bottle... ESP if he is congested.... and if you are nursing, try to keep him more upright

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