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Doctor insights on: Barley Tea For Babies

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Does barley tea help kill bacteria in babies mouth?

Does barley tea help kill bacteria in babies mouth?

Don't think so...: I don't find any real evidence that this is true. And babies should not have harmful bacteria in their mouth anyway, so need to kill it. ...Read more

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I have a 5 month old baby and my in-laws want to give her a bottle of tea. Is this ok for babies?

I have a 5 month old baby and my in-laws want to give her a bottle of tea. Is this ok for babies?

I wouldn't: A baby doesn't need any fluids other than breast milk or formula in the first year. Teas contain chemicals like caffeine that baby never needs. ...Read more

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How much camomile tea is safe for an infant with colic?

How much camomile tea is safe for an infant with colic?

I never advise it: A light brew of chamomile tea may give you something to do but I can remember no research data showing predictable benefit. Teas have been offered for colic since the first written treatment books for kids in the 1700's & follow the assumption that the gut is somehow upset. Present thought finds it more a transient behavior/frustration issue. ...Read more

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Hello I'm breastfeeding can I drink chamomile tea? And also when can you give directly to the babies? Thanks

Hello I'm breastfeeding can I drink chamomile tea? And also when can you give directly to the babies? Thanks

Chamomile Tea: Yes, you can drink it but limit the amount since some can be transferred through breast milk. And you should not give to the infant/baby. ...Read more

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Is it possible that breastmilk can cause tummy upsets in babies even aftr eliminating all gas causing like chocolate, tea etc from my diet?

Is it possible that breastmilk can cause tummy upsets in babies even aftr eliminating all gas causing like chocolate, tea etc from my diet?

Yes: Some babies are just gassy.
Ask your doctor about trying probiotics.
If that fails try a lactofree formula and see if that helps. I would hate to rec you stop breast feeding though. Sometimes it is just a matter of time for them to adjust to your milk. Good luck. ...Read more

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How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies? How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel, and ginger? What probiotics to use?

How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies? How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel, and ginger? What probiotics to use?

Possibly helpful: As someone who practices integrative pediatrics, I do incorporate these remedies for colic/gas in babies. Gripe waters that contain small amounts of fennel and ginger are likely safe as are chamomile and fennel teas (for baby or mom - if baby is under 6m, don't give more than 1 oz 3x per day). Probiotics (bifidus, lactobacillus) have been shown to be safe and effective. ...Read more

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Is mint tea safe for a 6 month old baby?

Is mint tea safe for a 6 month old baby?

No: A report states mint tea may contain toxic pennyroyal oil which can be lethal in infants. This may in rare cases cause acute liver failure. ...Read more

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Does a 9 month old baby can drink ginger tea?

Does a 9 month old baby can drink ginger tea?

No: A baby should have breast milk or formula to drink. After 24-32 ounces of the milk, they can have up to 6 ounces of juice a day. If they are still thirsty, then water. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 month old baby tea for colics??

Can I give my 2 month old baby tea for colics??

No: You should not give the baby tea at this age. Feeding at an angle, burping midway and after a feeding is recommended. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 month old baby catnip tea to help him sleep?

Can I give my 2 month old baby catnip tea to help him sleep?

Sleep: To be honest I don't know what catnip tea is, but I would avoid other liquids besides brestmilk/formula because the stomach is only so big, and if you fill it up with empty calories then we might not be as hungry for the next feeding where we would've gotten our nutrition from. ...Read more

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Can I give a new born baby a tea spoon of water in between feeding, please help?

Can I give a new born baby a tea spoon of water in between feeding, please help?

Yes, but: For breast or bottle fed babies there is no need for additional water for a balanced nutrition.If it pleases you to offer it and baby finds the practice entertaining, I see no reason not to. ...Read more

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My new born baby is 15 day she has a colic and pain is bio-fenchel-tea good? Plese

My new born baby is 15 day she has a colic and pain is bio-fenchel-tea good? Plese

No, not good: Many grandmas (and product marketers) recommend fennel tea to sooth crying baby. But newborn kidneys aren't ready for the water in the tea just yet. Too much water can actually cause seizures and death in children this young, so please only breast milk or formula for your infant! For crying, try: feeding, diaper change, swaddling, shushing, rocking. If you still feel it's too much, call your doc. ...Read more

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Can I take green tea to loose weight while bf my 6month baby? I walk for 25 min daily and exercise for 10 min.

Can I take green tea to loose weight while bf my 6month baby? I walk for 25 min daily and exercise for 10 min.

Diet Frauds: Green tea extract is not in any way going to lead to real or sustained weight loss. It is another in a long line of fraudulent products designed to separate the hopeful overweight population from their money. ...Read more

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Is spear mint tea safe for a 10 month baby?

Is spear mint tea safe for a 10 month baby?

Likely...: I have peppermint and chamomile tea for upset tummies in a bottle or cup. I do not have experience with spearmint per se. Steep then water down with cool liquid to prevent injury. No honey! ...Read more

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I already drank half a cup of this tea (4oz). Will it harm the baby?

I already drank half a cup of this tea (4oz). Will it harm the baby?

No: Your breast milk is an ultra-filtrate of your plasma so what you eat does to some extent affect the composition of your breast milk. So a little bit of caffeine will enter your baby. The amount he gets will be miniscule and not harm yƶur baby. Sometimes baby's are treated with caffeine. ...Read more

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I have a cold and want to drink hot tea. What kind of tea can I drink without hurting my baby?

I have a cold and want to drink hot tea. What kind of tea can I drink without hurting my baby?

Not a problem: A refreshing mixture for dealing with a cold is the kind of tea called "throat coat" mixed with honey and a squirt of lemon juice. This will soothe your throat and will not affect the pregnancy. Serious issues with fetal development almost always occur in the first three months if you are beyond that, there is little you could ingest that would have any effect on the fetus. ...Read more

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Is it safe for 3 month old baby to drink a ginger tea?

Is it safe for 3 month old baby to drink a ginger tea?

It's not a good idea: To put sweet liquids like juice or sweet tea in a bottle, only formula or water, to avoid baby's developing a taste for sweets by 5-6 mos. When primary teeth erupt. Wipe out your baby's mouth after feeding & reading at a set bedtime, then put him in his crib drowsy, but awake, without bottle or pacifier to learn to self-calm to sleep by 4 mos. To avoid cavities & sleep problems at 6 mos. & >. ...Read more

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Is there a diet tea good to drink while breastfeeding a baby?

Is there a diet tea good to drink while breastfeeding a baby?

Many: You are probably better off sticking with water and plain tea that has no sweetening agents in at at all sugar or artificial. I would suggest a variety of different herbal or flavored teas sweetened with a bit of honey. It is important to stay hydrated while nursing, really water is the best. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months and I am barley producing any milk when I pump, why is that?

My baby is 4 months and I am barley producing any milk when I pump, why is that?

Your milk: Supply has diminished. You can try to nurse every two hours and drink plenty of fluids to help with production. Fenugreek seeds have shown to increase milk production by 900%! it will not improve low production if both breasts are not completely drained every two to three hours. Worth a try. If not, formulas are readily available. ...Read more

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My baby is one month old his pediatrician told me I can already give him a tea, like once per day 100ml. Is it really ok? Isn't he too little for a tea?

My baby is one month old his pediatrician told me I can already give him a tea, like once per day 100ml. Is it really ok? Isn't he too little for a tea?

Please don't: Tea, with or without caffeine, has multiple compounds that could have undesirable effects on your one month old baby. There is no caloric benefit for the infant. I strongly recommend not giving your infant tea. ...Read more

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Hey I wanna ask I am trying for baby also wanna lose weight can I use green tea for weight lose its good or not? When we trying I am 20 years old.? thx

Hey I wanna ask I am trying for baby also wanna lose weight can I use green tea for weight lose its good or not? When we trying I am 20 years old.? thx

Don't lose weight: We ask women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant not to be losing weight as weight loss leads to the formation of ketones which are not good for the baby. If you want to lose weight before you start trying just cut back on your calories. I'm sure you know the ones that have betrayed you. ...Read more

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Is tea bad for 12 month baby?

Perhaps.: There is absolutely nothing in tea that a baby needs. ...Read more

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My grandmother said it's okay to give my five week old cat nip tea. Is it okay? What are the effects of catnip tea in a baby?

My grandmother said it's okay to give my five week old cat nip tea. Is it okay? What are the effects of catnip tea in a baby?

Do not give: A five week old baby should be fed only breast milk or infant formula. There is no reason to provide any other sort of liquids to the child. Catnip tea has certainly not been rigorously tested in this age population - avoid it. ...Read more

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Is it normal that 8.5 month baby boy eats formula during night time? At 00:00, 04:00. Eats 6 time in 24 hours. Can not be cheated with water or tea.

Is it normal that 8.5 month baby boy eats formula during night time? At 00:00, 04:00. Eats 6 time in 24 hours. Can not be cheated with water or tea.

Common but...: There is a wide range of "normal." that said, a baby at 8 months is nutritionally ready to last a good 8 hours without feeding. He might need a bit more before sleep, he might be waking up out of habit, or he could just want mommy. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give a 5 year old child herbal tea several times a wk?

Is it ok to give a 5 year old child herbal tea several times a wk?

Yes, if...: ...The herb id safe, such as chamomile or rosehips. Many aren't, especially ones in "weight control" teas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's harmful to give my 5 week old baby herbal teas?

Can you tell me if it's harmful to give my 5 week old baby herbal teas?

Please, Don't: There is nothing in herbal tea that your baby needs. Absolutely nothing. Your baby needs nothing but breast milk or formula for the first 6 months. The herbal tea industry is not well regulated and they are often contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria or other pathogens. And there is absolutely no evidence that they help with anything. ...Read more