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    Default Please I need your help, my baby is sick...

    My newborn baby now 11 weeks has been sick for the past month and a half with a really bad cough w/ lots of phlegm. I feel so bad because you can hear the phlegm rattling in there. I have taken him to three different doctors and they have all said that the phlegm is not in his lungs (fearing bronchitis) and that all I could do is the saline drops and humidifier/vaporizer. I have also tried sitting with him in the bathroom while the hot water runs to make the bathroom steamy but nothing has worked. I guess what I am asking all of you ladies is if you have any ideas or tricks......anything that I can do to help my baby. He is always coughing and that phlegm is very irritating to listen to. Please, please help. Thank you to everyone who responds.

    Angie

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    Default Re: Please I need your help, my baby is sick...

    I remember when my son got sick for the first time. It was an emotional roller coaster. (and it still is even to this day). Sounds like you are doing everything right with the humidifier, shower room-nursing and saline drops. In some cases it just takes time to get well...
    And it`s a good thing the problem isn`t in his lungs. Another thing I found helpful is using breast milk instead of saline drops. It truly works.
    Hope he gets better soon...

    Mommy to a busy toddler

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    Default Re: Please I need your help, my baby is sick...

    Quote Originally Posted by smiles_4_u View Post
    My newborn baby now 11 weeks has been sick for the past month and a half with a really bad cough w/ lots of phlegm. I feel so bad because you can hear the phlegm rattling in there. I have taken him to three different doctors and they have all said that the phlegm is not in his lungs (fearing bronchitis) and that all I could do is the saline drops and humidifier/vaporizer. I have also tried sitting with him in the bathroom while the hot water runs to make the bathroom steamy but nothing has worked. I guess what I am asking all of you ladies is if you have any ideas or tricks......anything that I can do to help my baby. He is always coughing and that phlegm is very irritating to listen to. Please, please help. Thank you to everyone who responds.

    Angie
    Sounds like a stuffy nose that is rattling and maybe being confused for rattling elsewhere? It is hard to distinguish them from each other sometimes. Have you tried vacuuming his nose with the nose bulb thing?

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    Default Re: Please I need your help, my baby is sick...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mummy View Post
    Have you tried a specialist? maybe it's an allergy?


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    Default Re: Please I need your help, my baby is sick...

    I third this sentiment.

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    Default Re: Please I need your help, my baby is sick...



    Here is some information that you might find helpful:
    http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVAugSep97p75.html

    You could try dripping a little expressed breastmilk into his nose, the same way you would do the saline nose drops.

    Keep us updated!

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