Suctioning your baby's nose makes it easier for him to breathe and eat.
A bulb syringe removes or suctions breast milk, formula or mucus from your baby’s nose and mouth. You may use it when your baby chokes, spits up, has a stuffy nose or sneezes. We suggest you keep a bulb syringe close at hand, especially during feedings, and use it when necessary. If you need to suction both the nose and the mouth, suction the mouth first.
How to Use a Bulb Syringe
To use the bulb syringe, first squeeze the bulb until it collapses. Place it in one nostril about 1/4 to 1/2 inch or inside of the cheek and quickly release the bulb. This action pulls the formula or mucus into the bulb.
Remove the bulb syringe from the nose or mouth and squeeze the bulb quickly into a tissue to get rid of the contents. Repeat for the other nostril or cheek, if necessary.