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My baby has a blocked nose and I’m trying to breastfeed?

If your baby has a blocked nose, it may make it difficult for them to breastfeed. Here are a few things you can try to help:

Use a nasal aspirator to clear your baby’s nose before breastfeeding.

Breastfeed in a semi-upright position, which can help keep your baby’s airway open.

Try different breastfeeding positions, such as the football hold or the side-lying position, to see which one works best for your baby.

Make sure your baby is latched on correctly so that they can breathe easily while breastfeeding.

If your baby is having difficulty breastfeeding due to a blocked nose and none of the above tips help, it may be best to consult a pediatrician or lactation consultant for further advice.