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A 28-year-old female asked:

my 2 month old has a stuffy nose but seems fine otherwise. i'm breastfeeding and i thought that prevented him from getting sick? what could he have?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe nothing: Could have a mild cold or he could just have "normal baby congestion" because his passages are small. Breast feeding can help prevent a lot of things but not all...it will help though because of the antibodies to help babies recover. As long as he eats well and has no other symptoms...no worries.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Breast feeding : When your breast feed, which I definitely recommend, your baby is basically eating what you are eating. I recommend your eliminate gluten and dairy from your diet for a month and see if your baby's symptoms improve or go away.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Excellent! Thank you !
Jul 17, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
More likely irrritan: Nasal congestion at that age is most often due to exposure to fragrance, dust, smoke or other odors.This often causes swelling inside the nose & mucous buildup. Saline nose wash used in liberal amounts will often clear this up.

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