Larissa - posted on 09/16/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My four week old has a cold (lots of congestion, sneezing, coughing). We are treating the symptoms, which get way worse at night. But during the day, the only way I can get him to sleep is on me or my husband (the minute we put him down he starts screaming). He also has a loss of appetite, I think mostly due to the fact that he is so congested. He's wanting to eat about 1 oz. of formula every 30 min.-1 hr., whereas he normally eats 4 oz. every 2.5-3 hours. Does anyone have any advice on how to get him to eat (that's my main concern, I can handle him wanting to be held constantly for a few days). I'm concerned that he won't get enough and it will prolong the cold.