My baby doesn’t latch on to my breast because he can’t breathe. What can I do?

My baby doesn’t latch on to my breast because he can’t breathe. What can I do?

Nasal congestion can make breathing difficult, hence the child has to breathe through the mouth. While breastfeeding, if the baby's nose is stuff, he finds it difficult to breathe and breastfeed. Hence, the baby can become irritable and cranky

Dr. Priyankar Pal

Dr Priyankar Pal is a Associate Professor of pediatric medicine at the Institute of Child Health, Kolkata. He is a reputed doctor and gives patient his undivided attention. Dr. Priyankar Pal is MD in Paediatrics and has been practicing Rheumatology for past 7 years. His areas of expertise lies in Autoimmune Disease like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Kawasaki disease, post-infectious arthritis and inflammatory disorders of the muscle, eye, or other organs, Musculoskeletal Disorders like joints, muscles, bones, or tendons, Arthritis amongst others. Dr. Priyankar Pal is also a member of Indian Medical Association, Indian Association of Paediatrics and Indian Rheumatology Association.

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