DS has a cold. This one is a bad one, the coughing is waking him up and making it hard for all of us to get some sleep. Due to his congestion, he doesn't want to nurse at night (congestion is worse whne he's been laying down for a while) even when he is clearly hungry.
We are doing the cool mist humidifier, saline drops in his nose, and the occasional dose of ibuprofen for fever.
We've had some success giving him some EBM with a syringe, which seems to get him to work past his discomfort and then nurse....but i'm wondering...is there anything else I can do to help him feel better and sleep?
DS is 9 months, he's teething, is simultaneously learning to crawl/walk/talk...so he's got a lot to disrupt his sleep already, and this cold seems to be the worst yet.
Before this cold, I thought getting up 3-5 times a night was bad, especially when he wouldn't go back to sleep for an hour or so during the mikddle of the night, but whew, this cold is murder on his sleep, i'd gladly go back to just the healthy sleepless child filled nights...
btw: had him checked at the drs for anything more serious than just a cold as today was our well baby check...it's just a cold
TIA for your help