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    Default 6mo old sick - best position for nursing?

    DS is sick... first time

    SO - we are having trouble nursing. I have read the info that says to do saline drops or BM up there and suction - but i'ts (the snot ) never ending!!! I suction and can get no more so we nurse and its good for a second and then starts in again I have been nursing and suctioning at the same time but I can only get one side. He tolerates that pretty well..poor baby!!

    so my question - what's the best position you have found to nurse in?
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    Default Re: 6mo old sick - best position for nursing?

    Have you tried taking your baby into a hot steamy shower to suck out some snot? It helps ALOT! Can't advise on positioning tho, haven't been through it. Sorry to hear your little baby is sick

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    Not actually IN the hot steamy shower just in the same ROOM as it! That way you can turn the hot water on FULL BLAST and nurse on the Toilet seat. (YES I KNOW there's A TON of IRONY in that BUT it works.) And a sitting position so nursing with a pillow so he's at a 45degree angle...better for the stuffy baby. If you don't already have one the cool air humidifier running every night in his room I also recommend.

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    I agree with Shelly. I keep the cool mist humidifier on constantly in his room. I also bathed him in a steamy bathroom and then when I was done there, I took him to my bathroom and put him in hois bouncy seat and I took a really hot shower. He only had the snot for 3 days. Yay!!! Long enough for me though. Hope he's feeling better soon.

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    I just went threw this myself my LO was sick and snotty and teething but the light in the tunnel we just got our first tooth!!! and she feels better. Saline works great just keep at it I know it seems never ending and it does help them nurse. I used a humidifier and also me and my Lo took a vapor bath together and I nursed her while we were in the tub. Johnson and Johnson maked a good product and we just sat in the tub and it really opens up their airways and you get to soak in the tub and nurse.. It is very relaxing I loved it.
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    Eme...it sounds like the mamas here have given great advice and I have nothing more to offer, except !

    I hope your little man gets better soon!

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    Default Re: 6mo old sick - best position for nursing?

    lol, yah, don't put your baby in a hot shower!
    Sorry, a little unclear when I posted, thanks for correcting that Shelly!

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    ya know whats funny - I didn't even read it as to put him IN the hot shower - but thanks to mama shlely to make sure I didn't do it! She's always got my back!

    Thanks to all. We made it through pretty well and I think - at least I hope its on it's way out *knock on wood * - our goal is to keep the secretions clear!! so far - so good!
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    WOW! If you got rid of a cold in TWO days your BM is on FIRE Mama! That's a great success story!

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    Default Re: 6mo old sick - best position for nursing?

    I found the best position to be to keep her as upright as possible. When she would lie down to nurse, the snot would pool at the back of her throat - who likes post-nasal drip?! So I tried to prop her up with my arm and nursed in a semi-sitting position.

    We also ran the shower and sat in the bathroom (not the shower) for 20 minutes and nursed after that, it helped.

    It was hard, and the snot seemed never ending, even after she got over the illness it still kept coming... but of course it evenutally went away!

    Good luck.

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