A.M. asks from Montgomery, AL on February 28, 2008
How to deal with mucus congestion with newborn?
My 7 week old has a lot of mucus and sometimes she vomits it and chokes on it. I am terrified to put her in her own bed in case this happens. Our pediatrician has been told three times about this problem and doesn't seem to share my concern. Any tips or advice on getting rid of the mucus?
Some suggested to put a cool humidifier in the baby's room, while some suggested to use saline nasal drop to clear the congestion. Consult with your pediatrician, as it could be allergy or something more serious.
L.S. answers from Little Rock on March 01, 2008
S.M. answers from Shreveport on February 28, 2008
get a second opinion, this is not normal, and can even cause ur child to suffocate and possibly die in their sleep, you should seek another pediatricians advice on this, there has to be a reason this baby has so much mucus in their body, and there is some type of medication that can be given to break it up and get it out of their little system, get a second opinion for ur baby's sake
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D.B. answers from Jackson on February 29, 2008
My daughter had the same problem when she was little! It was explained to me that a child's throat is loose meaning it is made mainly of like cartilage right now...so anything that gets in it can cause them to gag (the gag reflex) and at times vomit. The best advice i got was to elevate the baby in their beds. For a while she was in a bassinett and i would put books under the wheels (locked of course) on the end that her head was at! Later when she moved to her crib... I did the same thing... Elevating her was the best way to help!
S.G. answers from Oklahoma City on February 29, 2008
Not sure if she's too young or not, but you can try Little Noses Saline drops. It's natural & no side effects that I'm aware of. It's just salt water. Put a drop in each nostile, as many times a day as she needs it(especially before laying down). It will help thin the mucus so it's easier for her to breath. Does wonders for my family. We all use it this time of year.
S.O. answers from Little Rock on February 29, 2008
My pediatrician suggested to use the, Ayr (saline nasal drops) a "snot sucker" and a cool mist humidifier. My son was stopped up so bad it was like he couldn't breathe in the morning. Hope this helps. BTW, my Dr didn't seem too concerned either. I would also suggest to check your air filter in your house.
K.R. answers from Lawton on February 29, 2008
I recently found out dairy products (along with coffee and soda) produce/create excess mucus. I don't have a clue if this effects babies the way it does adults. Sometimes docs can be insensitive to our concerns. If you have a local WIC office, even if you are not on the program, they often will help you and give you excellent advice.
L.L. answers from Little Rock on February 29, 2008
Little noses saline drops and a nasal suction bulb works with my granson. Saline is gentle and doesnt hurt them it thins the mucus and makes it easier to suction.
V.W. answers from Oklahoma City on February 28, 2008
What are you feeding her?
T.C. answers from Lafayette on February 29, 2008
My daughter had that problem. She would spit up mucus and gag to the point where she would stop breathing. It would scare me but she eventually stop doing that after about 7 or 8 weeks old. The doctor was not at all concerned but it terrified me. She is 7 months old now and is doing great..