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Bronchitis for 6 Month Baby

Hi All,
My 6 month baby is having bronchitis for 1 week. I took her to Dr last Saturday and he prescribed Amoxicilin. But now, her cough is too bad. Today Dr asked me to stop giving her Amoxicilin and start another medicin, Azithromycin.
Can you pls tell me how to comfort her and deel with it?
I started giving her solid food, so is there any fruit / veg/ any other food good during bronchitis?
What vegetarian foods can I give her from 6th month?
Thanks for all your response.

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Have you looked into your dr. putting your daughter on a nebulizer? That has always helped my children with their coughs.

Both my boys had it more than once at that age, and I really just gave them whatever they wanted to eat. They were both still on formula so if that's what they want, that's what they get. I also agree with the humidifier, it really helps. Also using a pillow, under the sheet, to prop them up at night and the shower thing works too.

My son had baby bronchitis too around that age. Do you have a humidifier? It really helped my son.
IF not...take your lil one into the bathroom put the shower on FULL HEAT. and just hold your baby in the bathroom. NO not in the water, it turns your bathroom into a make-shift steam room. Really good for bronchitis.

If you breastfeed, KEEP IT UP there are so many health benefits to it that will play a key in getting better.
Stay away from the solid foods. She's getting enough nutrition from breast milk or formula.

Your baby is young. Even in an adult, Bronchitis can be very serious...
If one antibiotic does not work, then yes, another family of Antibiotics has to be prescribed.

Next, you need to make sure it does not get worse... or it can damage the lungs.

I had Bronchitis once... it got worse, and turned into Pneumonia.
So be careful....

If you are breastfeeding, keep doing that ON-demand, 24/7, day and night."Food" or solids is not a baby's primary source of nutrition at this age... breastmilk is.
For the 1st year of life... a baby needs to be fed on-demand breastmilk or Formula if that is what you are using.
NOT solids and not other liquids.

She is so young, and if you start giving her solids willy nilly and instead of nursing.. then your milk supply will also diminish... and you do not want that to happen. Breastfeeding or Formula... should be her PRIMARY source of intake. NOT solids.

Bronchitis is either bacterial or viral. And it requires medicine.
My Mom had Bronchitis once, and she didn't go to the doctor right away thinking eating healthy will be good enough. Well it got worse. She finally went to the Doctor and she got lung damage... permanently now.

all the best,
Susan

Run a cool mist humidifier in her bedroom at night. You can give her Tylenol Infant Drops also to help keep her comfortable. And make sure she stays hydrated. Make sure you take her back to the pediatrician for a recheck --- they will make sure it doesn't turn into pneumonia.

Good luck! It is always scary and sad to have a sick little one.

i would stop any solids if you are nursing her that is the best thing for a sick baby. I would also avoid bananas as they are mucus producers. Now that she is on all those antibiotics you are going to need to restore her friendly flora with some probiotics. they make special kinds for babys

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i would stop any solids if you are nursing her that is the best thing for a sick baby. I would also avoid bananas as they are mucus producers. Now that she is on all those antibiotics you are going to need to restore her friendly flora with some probiotics. they make special kinds for babys

Dairy increases mucus production but she is too tong so no concers , right?! Do you have asthma or strong allergies in the family? Ask the doctor if she needs preventive medicines. What about nebulizations? Had the doctor prescribed? It really helps to open up the airways. Goodluck and hang in there.

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