Need help my six week old has a cold what should I do

Maxi - posted on 04/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My six week old is sneezing and coughing but has no fever he also has a snotty nose not sure if I should take him to the doctor or let it run it's course he is fine other wise

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Kaitlin - posted on 04/20/2012

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If he doesn't have a fever, I would just care for him at home. No medicine- 'natural' or otherwise.
Breastfeed a LOT (or try giving him formula at 1 1/2 hour intervals or just more often) to keep him hydrated and help fight off those germs. Put a book or pillow UNDER his crib mattress on one side (so it elevates his head without having anything in his crib- SIDS risk). Get a humidiphier if you don't have one already (you can buy one at CVS, rite aid, some stop and shops, etc, they're fairly inexpensive and you'll use it ALL THE TIME with a little one). Get some soft tissues (like puffs plus) and a nose sucker thing to get those big buggers. Warm bath before bed, maybe some baby massage with some lotion or oil, LOTS of snuggles.

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