Treat Cough In 3 Month Old Baby?

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r I want to ask, my 3 month old child has been coughing up phlegm for 4 days… and my child also has a slightly runny stool in a day, maybe 3 times a day, even though when he is healthy, babies usually defecate every 3 daysrn rnBut my child is still breastfeeding and is not vomiting. What do I have to do ? Please enlighten me

1 Answer:

Hi Nurul,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Coughing up phlegm in infants, as long as it is not accompanied by fever or shortness of breath is generally a mild condition and nothing to worry about. The cause of this cough is most often related to allergies or infections of the respiratory tract. However, babies who have coughing up phlegm can become more fussy and have difficulty sleeping, which often makes parents worried.


You better not panic, okay? Try the following tips first:

Continue to exclusively breastfeed the baby as needed (at the age of 3 months, the baby can breastfeed every 2 to 3 hours)
Avoid excessive exposure to cold, namely by:

Don't give your baby cold milk
Not using AC
Do not bathe the baby in cold water


Help thin the phlegm by exposing the baby to the sun in the morning (before 9 am) and evening (after 2 pm).
Apply baby warm oil around the baby's neck, chest and back
Keep baby away from dust, smoke, pollution
Keep your living environment clean
Avoid baby getting too close to adults who are coughing colds

Babies who are still consuming exclusive breast milk are sometimes more fluid and more frequent. As long as it doesn't exceed 3 times a day, this condition is generally normal, for example if your baby consumes more foremilk (the first milk that comes out of the breast, which is thinner) than hindmilk (the last milk that comes out of the breast, which is thicker). concentrated). It's better not to worry too much first, okay? Try breastfeeding your baby on one breast first until it's complete, then switch to the other breast. Also keep yourself and your children clean, namely by:

Sterilize baby toys and feeding equipment
Wipe your breasts using a clean towel moistened with warm water before and after breastfeeding

However, if after taking the steps above, the complaint does not improve, try to check your child directly to the doctor to get the right treatment.

Cough in babies


Diarrhea in babies

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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