Why do babies need nasal aspiration?
- Early recovery from cold, RS virus, and middle ear infection.
- Prevents bacteria and mucus from entering the middle ear.
Presense of excess nasal mucus can cause middle ear infection.
- Lower risk of viral and bacterial invasion into the body by nasal breathing.
- Able to breathe gently and sleep deeply for babies and to get more sleep time for mothers as well.
- Easier to drink milk and able to drink more.
- Improves smell, which is vital for memory and brain development.
- Lower physical strain for mothers attending hospital.
- Lower mental strain for mothers because of less time of grizzling by babies.
Are there any benefits for moms?
- Lower physical strain for mother attending hospital
- Able to get sleep time for mother because baby can sleep deeply
- Lower mental strain for mother because of less time of worrying about baby
- Potentially lower medical expenses through preventive nasal care
Why does a nasal aspirator need strong suction power?
- “Tough nasal mucus tends to stick around”
In cases where sinus inflammation is present, sticky nasal mucus tends to flow toward the throat from a deep part of the nasal cavity. This is called a postnasal drip.
When a postnasal drip occurs, nasal mucus remains in the deep part of the nasal cavity near the throat and in most cases, can’t be resolved by simply blowing the nose.
- “Mucosa lives and grows in the nasal cavity.”
When mucus is caught behind a bend in the nasal passage, a strong suction power is required to remove it.