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    Default 1 week old has a bit of a cold

    I know this is prob the wrong section for this but what can I do?

    He's breastfed.

    Can I do vaporizer with eucalyptus or is he too young?

    Baby Vicks? (Chest / feet?)

    If he's too young for eucalyptus then can I do just water in vaporiser?


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    My DS2 had the same at a week or so old.
    It turned out it wasn't a cold at all but down to the fact that he had a fast birth.
    So all the mucus that should have been squeezed from him as he came down the birth can always only coming out in th weeks after he was born.
    That's what the paediatrician told me anyway, he said they are too young at that age to catch a cold.
    Sorry, I can't remember what I did to help it, those weeks are hazy.
    I think we just got one of those snot sucker things and tried to keep the room well ventilated.

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    My dd had her first and only cold within the first few weeks. The chemist told me baby Vicks and a vaporiser were fine, they helped immensely. I found that the inhalent for the vaporiser was a bit too strong for my liking, so I only added a drop or too, just the steam really helped.

    It could also be all the mucus coming out too, as pp mentioned, my dd was constantly sneezing, but a vaporiser and baby Vicks won't hurt.

    Eta: you can also use fess little noses saline spray if the nasal passages are very clogged.

    Hope your little one gets better soon

    Edit: just checked the packaging baby Vicks is only suitable it says from 3 months. I'm pretty sure I used it before then but best to be safe
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    Express some breast milk into a syringe and put a few drops down his nose. I think it would just be sniffles adjusting to the outside environment. Hope it clears soon

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    I also ha a very fast labour so maybe that's it, but I have a sore throat and DS1 was a bit sniffly the other day so that's why I think its a cold


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    That's no good, hopefully it won't last long and at least by breastfeeding you have already made antibodies to your sore throat/cold and passed these on through your milk.


 

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