A 32-year-old male asked:
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is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

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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 & air. Use the "football hold". Put baby on your forearm, head at your elbow,face down. Press your palm against his tummy, flex his hips, encircle one leg with your fingers & roll him gently against your chest. Tilt head up to burp, tush up to pass gas.
Answered on Dec 28, 2017

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
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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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Dr. Kara Bruning
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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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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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