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Can Gripe Water Cause Constipation
My baby is 6 months and she has really bad colics, constipation and vomits if she is not held up for 30min. Is gripe water safe to use, for how long?
Likely safe...: ...But probably not effective. Reflux is normal in many babies. The children normally grow out of it toward the end of their first year. The best approach is to keep kids comfortable by keeping them upright and occasionally with dr. Prescribed acid blocking medicines if needed. Good luck! ...Read more
5 days old new born baby, crying during night, most of the time, even having drink breast milk, may know the cause, is it ok if we give gripe water?
Infant crying: i would not suggest using anything until your infant has been examined. ...Read more
No Evedence: Gripe water is an old english homeopathic remidy for infant reflux and many other ailments. The origional version was essentialy herbal tea and about 8% alcohol. No wonder it calmed down babies. Todays formulations do not have alcohol. However, there is no evedence gripe water helps sooth infants. More importantly, there is no evedence to affirm its safty. Therefore, I do not recamend it. ...Read more
Oral hygiene: Gripe water may have a soothing effect in babies because of its sweetness, but research has shown it to be of no therapeutic effect. Your baby may be accumulating some food debris in his/her mouth causing bacteria to proliferate and causing bad breath. Make sure you swab your child's mouth clean after feeding. Visit your pediatrician and have your baby examined for upper respiratory and gut problm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities.Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas dropstry it and see. What works for 1 baby may not work for another. ...Read more
Not recommended: Gripe water is an herbal preparation with a variety of ingredients. Since it is not evaluated by the fda, it can contain non-approved substances. There is no clinical evidence that it can help with symptoms. If your infant is fussy, not eating well, or having other symptoms, be sure and see your pediatrician promptly. ...Read more
Yes: The products can be given alone or together. ...Read more
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