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We don't know: Colic is not hereditary...But it can be seen in families. My understanding is that it deals with the immaturity of the digestive system and therefore inability to digest well. Probiotics can help immensely as can gripe water or colic calm or cocyntal. So can craniosacral therapy and or chiropractic. Chinese medicine and homeopathy also work. I have had success with all of them! ...Read more
Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?
Usually ok: Doctors usually don't give babies any medications, even over-the-counter items, unless there's good benefit. A mom can bring the items to the doctor to check the ingredients, but a little bit of a trusted brand of gas drops and gripe water drops are ok to try. They may or may not help any colicky symptoms. If they don't seem to help, then they shouldn't be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colic: Medications can be given but the question is will they work? Simethacone or Ovol drops can be tried. Gripe water has no proven benefit. General measures of comfort are the 1st line of treatment. All the best. This disappears with gut maturity in 3-4 months. ...Read more
Colic: Colic usually begins around three weeks of age andlasts until three months of age it can occur atleast three times a week and lasts for three hours or more. Cause is unknown, although some feel it is a form of migraine. All kindsof treatment have been recommended. I find that swaddling works well because it soothing and comfortable for the baby.Movement in the form of a swing or walk also helps. ...Read more
It.doesn't work: Unfortunately, there are no good.research studies.which support.the use of.this product. We do not.expect it to.have.any good effects ...Read more
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
Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!
Fussy baby: A pediatrician's evaluation and input are necessary. It could be formula-related, food- and medicine-related if breastfeeding, lactose intolerance if gassy and spitting up, acid reflux if regurgitating or vomiting to name a few. Tense moms tend to get colicky infants - try being calm. Take a break - have a close relative or a close friend take over for minutes or hours to rest &catch up on sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 7 weeks daughter have very bad colic one of my friend told me about infant belly binder.I have never heard about this before. Is it good for bubs?
College Fund: Save the money for your college fund! There is no evidence to suggest that these things work to improve colicky behavior. Anecdotally, I have found success holding colicky babies with their tummies down and palm across the belly, putting gentle pressure on it, at a 45 degree angle. Rocking helps. Unfortunately, there is no substitute for the human touch to help colicky babies get through this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stressful: This is a very stressful time for your family. Colicky babies demand constant attention. You are sleep deprived already, then on top of that, you have the constant needs of this child. Walking in a sling is super helpful. Consider "baby wearing" as much as possible, not just you but dad and other family members. Never shake the baby, you can always set her down and let her cry, take a break! ...Read more
Colic: A colicky baby is one that becomes fussy and irritable at three weeks of age and can remain that way until three months. All kind of suggestion as to treatment have been proposed but i find that swaddling or putting the baby in a swing helps best. ...Read more
Carrying: This is a very stressful time for your family. Colicky babies demand constant attention. You are sleep deprived already, then on top of that, you have the constant needs of this child. Walking in a sling is super helpful. Consider "baby wearing" as much as possible, not just you but dad and other family members. Never shake the baby, you can always set her down and let her cry, take a break! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 5wks old. Medications to give to EXTREMELY gassy/ (possibly) colic baby?? Nothing that I try seems to help her :,( please help!!!
Time: Many babies go through gassy periods and unfortunately time is the best medicine. If you baby is crying for 3 hours a time, more than 3 days per week for longer than 3 weeks this may be colic. Colic only lasts for a short time and then quickly resolves on its own. Here is a link to some helpful hints. http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/crying-colic/Pages/Colic.aspx ...Read more
Advice, what's good food/intake for breastfeeding. What's not good. (colic baby with food allergies)?
Unsettled: These issues are still unsettled. More evidence is pointing to no food avoidance even during pregnancy since lack of exposure to a specific food within the first 4 months of life appears to raise the risk to develop allergy . If baby is allergic, you will need to avoid that food if possible although it is unknown as to how much food does get into breast milk. Agree that probiotic may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can the feeding bottles be a reason for colic?My baby's bottles leak too much and I feel thay my baby absorbes too much air.
Maybe: The "reason" for colic is not really understood, but sometimes babies feed better, swallow less air, and seem more comfortable using different bottles. Bottles with the bag insert and bottles with an "internal vent system" sometimes help with gas. Check with your doctor too, to make sure the baby is not eating too much or having problems with allergies. ...Read more
Yes: There are dozens of research papers published since the 80's and 90's, that demonstrate in some women that their diet may affect the baby adversely with colicky behavior. Lactose problems are very common, but a variety of agents have been implicated. Elimination diets are the best way to determine if there is a problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colic: Colic is a word used for a fussy baby, however the interpretation of fussiness is different for each individual. By definition it is a screaming crying baby for at least six hours a day. There are certainly multiple causes including the things mom may be eating. But gerd can cause fussiness and multiple other things that potentially can be corrected. Talk with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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