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