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Uhg, his first time being sick! BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
19th Sep '13

DS is six months, just turned six months. The past few days he's had an extremely stuffy nose. He's also been running about 99.9 to 100.1. Today he woke up with a bit of a cough. He's having trouble nursing because he can't really breathe through his nose I am doing saline/booger sucker but it's not too helpful. Should I take him in? I can't get to his pedi because they close by the time DH gets off work so it would either be urgent care or children's. is there anything I can do besides saline/Tylenol? He is also teething. My poor baby. He is still eating, just a lot more often and has to unlatch a lot while nursing.

Capt Plzen, Pl, Czech Republic 9110 posts
19th Sep '13

I'd wait for the pedi. Actually unless symptoms get worse I wouldn't bring baby to the dr at all.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21321 posts
status 19th Sep '13

I wouldn't take him in unless he's dehydrated. Can you just call the pedi in the morning? How about pumping and giving it to him in a bottle?

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
19th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" I wouldn't take him in unless he's dehydrated. Can you just call the pedi in the morning? How about pumping and giving it to him in a bottle?"</blockquote>




I would pump and give it to him in a bottle but I only seem to get a couple ounces with the pump and it isn't satisfying him, latching him is just easier. DH works tomorrow until 6pm too & sat as well. My friend scared me and said her son had the same symptoms and had to be put on antibiotics. I thought it was just a col and was going to give it a few more days. He's not sleeping/napping well at all either.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
19th Sep '13

No need for the Dr.



Just let him nurse. He'll struggle with the stuffy nose for a couple/few days, but it will pass.