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Suctioning the Nose with a Bulb Syringe

A bulb syringe is used to remove mucus from your baby’s mouth or nose. A stuffy nose can make it hard for your baby to breathe. This can make your baby fussy, especially when he/she tries to eat or sleep. Suctioning makes it easier for your baby to breathe and eat.

If needed, it is best to suction your baby’s nose before a feeding or bedtime. Avoid suctioning after feeding. This may cause your baby to vomit.

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Needed Supplies to Thin the Mucus

Making Saline Nose Drops

Procedure

Safety Tips


Last Updated: 11/2013