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My baby girl was born at 35 weeks premature, weighing in at 5lbs2 oz...she is now almost 2 months old, she has recently caught a cold, and is super irritable! I have tried everything by giving her cooled boiled water, saline drops in her nose, she refuses to eat formula most
of the time, and water doesnt give her the nutrients she needs...she is hardly sleeping, mostly i think because shes so hungry and shes so stuffy! I have made a doctors appointment but it takes forever to get in! Any suggestions or help would be great!
just her chameleon
I noticed this yesterday and bc I don't have a premmie bub I wasn't going to reply. But seeing as how you've had no responses, MumtoChloe to the rescue :p
Are you using the aspirator as well to remove the mucous from her nose? DD is just starting to get over a terrible cold, Thursday night she was sooo stuffy. I had saline, but no aspirator so it didn't really help much. DH got the pack with the aspirator on Friday for me. She hates it, but once I'm done she feels so much better :flowerz:
If she's gone off her formula a lot and you're really worried, try another doctor. My normal GP is difficult to get into also. If it's urgent I just go to the nearest bulk billing doctor, as you can generally get in the same day.
:hugs: It's awful when our little ones are sick. Sending lots of good vibes your way hoping your bubba gets better soon :goodvibes:
I have tried the nasal aspirator, with the saline drops, but they are not working..it seems to make her nose bleed, which isnt good!
I have an appointment tomorrow with her doctor so hopefully he will help, she is so restless, and sooo cranky when eating, I will be happy when shes better!:)
i would give panadol - that eases congestion
check but i think she would be too young for demazin for infants. this is super though as it clears their nose/makes them sleep!
xox hope u get thru it ok. plenty more colds to come! lol (as a mum of baby/ies - one every 6 weeks is usual)
Ur poor dd my dd was born at 33 weeks and at 3months cought a cold with my dd took her to dr but as it was a cold couldnt give her anything just panadol, water(she wouldnt drink so ended up giving her hydrolite) and she got over it, it can b scarry with a prem i have a 5yo ds that brings home all sorts at the start dd freaked me out she's a heavy breather so when she got a cold she sounded like a little old man.
I'm sure ur dd will b better soon the prem's r such fighters.
I would suggest a few things ... if she is snuffly .. get some baby balsam (sp?) and dress her with a singlet on for bed .. but the balsam on the singlet (not her skin) ..
elevate the end of her cot (we just stacked books under the legs of Jack's cot when he was unwell .. sleeping with your heard raised is much more comfortable when you are snotty..
Go to the chemist, ask for a product called sudo-clear... its a cheaper option to a vaporiser.. and imo MUCH safer, and effective. Its a simple plug in thing- that you put new pad thingies in each time .. its brilliant I use it for myself when I feel horrid :) (I think its about $14 for the plug and some pads .. and $5 ish for more refills - just from a chemist )
I love it ..
I dont hvae a premmie .. and do have a vague understanding how important it is to keep the weight up ... I guess maybe just make smaller bottles? and try more often?? maybe if you can clear her nose a bit things might be easier :( ...
hopefully she will perk up soon (nothing worse than thinking about food when your head is full of gunk .. I can understand why she is whingy )
Just a note, my pharmacist told me not to use vicks or baby balsam or anything like that on babies less than 1 year old, as the eucalyptus and menthol can increase mucous production and actually cause respiratory difficulties.
I do agree with elevating the cot mattress and saline in the nose with the aspirator, I found the fess one to be a lot softer than the others. A plain water vapouriser in the room helped for us too. Good luck!
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