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3 Week Old Baby Coughing
Yes and no: Three times in a day doesn't sound like an illness as much as it may be baby clearing his/her airway. Babies are quite sensitive to smoke/ dust/fragrances/ cleaning odors/etc. and may become congested and or cough in response. You need to eliminate these from babies environment and flush the nose if needed with saline. Increasing cough or change in feeding habits could signal a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely normal: Babies have the remarkable ability to breathe and swallow at the same time. So right after feeding she may be inhaling a little milk and sputtering a bit. That' s fine, and you can ignore it. However, if she's getting very fussy and irritable, reflux is also a possibility. ...Read more
My 3 week old baby has a congested nose and cough. His doctor only prescribed nasal drops but nothing for the cough. What can I give him?
What is youngest age you can give infant pedialyte? Newborn? If 2or 3 week old is vomiting few times (no fever) try to see if pedialyte is tolerated?
My 3 week old baby is all stuffed up he's snorting is there anything i can do to help him breath better?
My 3 week old baby sleeps all the time. I usually have to wake him to eat. He has a good appetite. Is this normal?
I have a 3 week old baby, I'm constantly worried she's going to catch a cold or flu. Is it common at this age to get colds?
No: The more common reason for nasal congestion or cough at that age is exposure to dust/fragrances/smoke /cooking or cleaning odors/etc. Babies tiny nasal passages react to things you tend to ignore. If you eliminate these from babies surroundings and use nasal saline to help wash them out, baby will be less congested. ...Read more