Q: My baby is 2 days old and sneezing. Does he have a cold?
A: It’s very unlikely that your baby is sick. Healthy newborns often sneeze a lot and you can think of it as nature’s way of allowing your baby to blow his nose. New babies have very small nasal passages and usually make a little bit of mucus which can produce some degree of nasal congestion. This usually isn’t a problem, but because newborns don’t know they can breathe through their mouths, you may hear your newborn’s breathing and think it means he is having difficulty. As long as your baby is feeding well, content, and isn't crying a lot (which forces babies to mouth breathe) he is likely just fine.