My ds has a cold and is pretty miserable. This is the first cold he has had in 8 months (yea, breastfeeding!), so I called the pediatrician's office for a little advice on how to make him more comfortable. Our pediatricians are incredibly supportive of bf'ing and I am generally very happy with them. However, when I spoke with one of the nurses today, she told me something that I am not sure I believe. In addition to the typical recommendations for reducing fever and helping nasal congestion, she recommended that I give him either Pedialyte or juice to help thin his nasal secretions. She told me that milk, including breastmilk, can increase nasal secretions. Is this true? Wouldn't staying hydrated in general, through bf'ing help thin his nasal secretions?