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I think my baby has a cold which is making it difficult for him to feed. How can I make things easier?
The problem you probably find with the cold is that it makes it difficult for babies to co-ordinate their sucking and swallowing, which I am sure you can imagine makes things a bit tricky for them! The downside of this being that your baby can become frustrated and upset which can also make them refuse the breast or to be sick. Breastfeeding helps to clear your baby's nose as it encourages mucus to drain down the back of the throat. Babies are also very comforted by the closeness of the breastfeed and it will help to settle him to sleep. For this reason feeding more frequently could be beneficial.