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My infant can only sleep if i give her gripe water is that okay? can she get addicteed?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
It is ok: Gripe water has different herbs in it. It is not addictive. Sounds like she is a little colicky and the gripe water helps reduce her belly discomfort. Hopefully you will only need the gripe water for a few weeks to a couple months as her digestive system matures and she can digest foods better.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
It is a habit: Make sure you are giving the right product and check the ingredients.

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Last updated Jul 5, 2012

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