Did you know newborns are obligate nasal breathers?
Obligate Nasal Breather is a term that describes the tendency of newborns and infants to breathe through their noses during the first 4-6 months of their lives. Between 6-12 months, the structures in the back of baby's' mouth and throat area grow and open up a bit, making it easier to breathe through their mouths.
Not only are infants’ nasal breathers but their nostrils are tiny. Even the smallest bit of nasal congestion or mucus can be block airflow making feeding and sleeping difficult for a new baby.
Stuffy noses and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can become a challenge when a baby is having trouble breathing through his or her nose. Resulting in frustration for baby and mother.
Crane to the rescue!
Crane Cool Mist humidifier provides the necessary moisture to relieve nasal congestion. Running a cool mist humidifier inside your baby's room at night will not only thin your baby’s nasal mucus but will help your baby sleep peacefully at night.
I was excited to try out Crane's Blue Drop Cool Mist Humidifier.