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can i give a 5 week old gas drops and gripe water at the same time

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovi Cacnio
31 years experience Pediatrics
Probably yes, but...: Simethicone reduces bloating, and is safe. It won't help other causes of fussiness. Gripe water is a mixture of herbs and water, used to reduce fussin ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It will give you something to do....but I doubt either will help much.Infants are often fussy at that age for no specific reason and begin to settle a ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
May be her normal: Infants often make odd sounds and seem to strain in the usual course of their day. If she is feeding,sleeping, stooling and growing okay I would not a ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
They don't work. : Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & ai ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. : Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used - discuss with ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Goat's milk: You might want to try goat's milk. It contains less lactose and is allergen free.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pediatrician: Sounds a lot like reflux. I'm guessing this has been going on for awhile. The gripe water and gas drops are a good start, but the acid is likely hurti ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The products can be given alone or together.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Not proven: Gripe water is thought to be safe for infants. However the research has not shown any improvement in colic symptoms above placebo. Research is weak ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If you wish: I'm not convinced that it does anything for babies but it does give moms something to do, and some swear by them. The contents of gripe water are not ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kara Bruning
17 years experience Pediatrics
Gripe water is ok: Gripe water or mylicon drops are safe for infants. Follow the directions on the box. If that is not working, go and see your doctor.
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