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My 2 week old gets phlegm on her chest after drinking her bottle. She's on Nan Optimum. Is she perhaps lactose intolerant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Doubt it

Most congestion & phlegm buildup at that age is due to irritants.
Dust, fragrance, perfumes, etc. all are not handled well by a baby with a narrow nasal passage to begin with. They try to flush these irritants with mucous & create more & the mucous lines their nasal passages creating congestion, cough, rattle. A good nasal cleanout with saline helps but eliminating airborne irritants helps more

In brief: Doubt it

Most congestion & phlegm buildup at that age is due to irritants.
Dust, fragrance, perfumes, etc. all are not handled well by a baby with a narrow nasal passage to begin with. They try to flush these irritants with mucous & create more & the mucous lines their nasal passages creating congestion, cough, rattle. A good nasal cleanout with saline helps but eliminating airborne irritants helps more
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