I saw on another thread someone mentioned using breastmilk/saline solution to clear a stuffy nose. What exactly do you do with the milk/saline, do you squirt it up their nose? Directly with the breast or with what?
My daughter (almost 2 yo) is nearing the end (I hope!) of a nasty cold and she is really congested. The snot is thick and it won't come out anymore, not even with our snot-sucking device. Last night while she was dream-nursing she started spluttering and coughing and gagging and we ended up with the lights on, baby all red-in-the-face, DH holding her while coughing and gagging and me watching to make sure she did not choke. Then she was awake with DH for 2 hrs at 4-6 AM, oh joy. She has been coughing hard with a phlegmy sound whenever she wakes up, I mean, I think the coughing wakes her up. I have the same thing and it's horrible, but at least I can blow my nose. She can't yet. (oh I hope she learns soon!)
Would you suggest squirting some milk up her nose or will that just drown her? (She'd probably let me squirt up her nose with my nipple. Today before her nap she was putting the nipple in her eye and saying "teta eye", then lifting up her shirt and saying "teta tummy". The child is obsessed.)