Weirdest advice – Gross misuse of spicesBy Michelle | June 18th, 2010 | Category: Breastfeeding, Health, Mothering | No Comments »
Hand to God, this advice was given to me. In defence, the giver was a childless aunt who was well-intended and quite concerned about the baby having a cold and being stuffed up.
Here’s the thing: newborn babies were, just days prior, in a liquid environment and there’s a lot of junk to get out as well as getting the hang of breathing air (along with all the particulates in our modern world). So, a little stuffiness is not surprising.
If it really seems to be bug them and not just on-lookers, a few drops of breastmilk or infant saline solution (go to the drugstore, they’ll take your money for this mild salt water solution) will help things along.