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Colic Drops For Babies
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 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 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
No: I have not heard this, nor is it my professional or personal experience. ...Read more
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
I would ABSOLUTELY:
Not give ANYTHING to your BABY without his/her Pediatrician's OK!
MY OPINION ONLY!
Hope it help ...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
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
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 1700s & follow the assumption that the gut is somehow upset. Present thought finds it a more 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 more
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 more
Is it ok if I give sleep drops to my two months baby girl because she doesn't sleep the whole night I gave her colic drops too so just to make routine?
Baby boy 24 days old very colic at night. Sleeps only on breast. Can I give anti-colic drops daily?
Slippery slope: Putting your baby in his own crib, on his back, drowsy but awake, reduces his chance of sids by 50%, & allows him to learn self-regulation for consolidated sleep between 1-4 mos. If he's in his own room, you're less likely to try to feed when he cries out in light sleep. Breast milk sugar bathing his teeth all night can cause cavities as teeth erupt, so wipe out his mouth before bed by 2-3 months. ...Read more
Possible: When children have gas pains, they cry a lot and swallow more air. That doesn't cause cough. If they spit up a lot, they can inhale some milk from the stomach and this can cause cough. The best treatment is to do extra burping (at least in the middle and the end of a feeding, if not more). If the child is hard to burp, try mylicon drops to make burping better and decrease swallowed air. ...Read more
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 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 more
I think my one and a half month baby has colic. He starts crying at 11 pm every night. What can I do to comfort him?
Depends on cause: Babies cry for a reason. Some babies respond to pressure (swaddling), others to motion (swings, rides in the car), some to digestive aids (gas drops, ginger, fennel), some to formula change (to something hydrolized) or to maternal diet change (removing dairy or gassy food like broccoli and beans from mom's diet). Some, for whom you find no cause, respond to homeopathic colic remedies. Try it all. ...Read more
My baby is experiencing severe colic, I tried everything but nothing seems to work, I heard about biogaia, is it helpful in this condition?
Studies show yes: Probiotic supplements (and culture-fortified foods) are not regulated by the fda. Biogaia is just one form of adding lactobacillus to your babies intestinal cycle. A recent study does show there seems to be benefit though. Use caution and talk to your pediatriian about it. The correct dose has not been established. ...Read more
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
Many things: Try gas drops, they help sometimes. Swaddling can be helpful. Sometimes white noise (clothes drier, vaccuum cleaner, heart sounds etc.) helps. Sometimes a car ride does the trick. I've had good success with homeopathic colic remedies, and with camomille and fennel teas. Colic has different causes in different babies, and you may have to try a few things. ...Read more
Try to find cause:
Many babies develop colic between the 3rd and 12th week of life.
Try to find what is precipitating the event. What are you feeding and how are you feeding. Is your baby crying and swalloing air? What kind of water are you using? Are you sterilizing?
The best milk for a baby is moms milk. Watch your diet. Consult your doc to find the best course of action. ...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
Absolute Maybe: In point of fact, there are numerous studies that demonstrate in some women and babies, that dairy does lead to colicky behavior. It may not bother all babies, but does affect some. A dairy elimination diet is the best method to find out. ...Read more