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Unexplained crying: By definition it is not due to illness or defect.Frequency peaks @ 6wks. Often attributed to tummy pain there is no proof, though many get gassy if they cry that much.It often disappears as baby begins to roll over & entertain themself. There is no evidence that any treatment alters the pattern.People do what they can, then put on the ear phones & take a break. Thankfully it will pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marcus is 4weeks old, colic and extremely gassy. What are your thoughts in giving agripe water or gas drops? What's the difference n side affects?
My son is 7 weeks old today & he's suffering from severe acid reflux and colic. My question is which is the best bottle for reflux and gas? Ty
Refux and gas in bai: Reflux is very common in all infants and it is due to the gasto-esophageal junction which gradually matures as infant gets older, usually at 9-12 months. There is no need for medications for reflux unless the infant is not gaining weight. However gas is a different matter. Infants who seem to have a lot of abdomial pain have colic. It is caused by formula feeding and has nothing to do with bottles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Since all go away on their own over time I'm sure you could find someone that would talk you through it. If the question is their manipulation likely to make a true difference with each or any of the problems, I must confess, I am very skeptical. ...Read more
See the Pediatrician: Colic in a newborn needs to be evaluated as it may be a cause of several factors. It may be related to the use of infant formula for example. I would advise against giving any over the counter product on a daily basis unless instructed to do so by your Doctor. Please follow up with the Pediatrician/Family Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 month old was put on nutramigen for gas. Now he poops 8-10times a day and spits up more. Colic calm helps, should I switch formula and to what?
I would: Nutramigen is great for babies that are very allergic and intolerant of all proteins. However it is a granular formula that can lead to excessive stooling and diarrhea. A lot of the decision depends on what else you've tried, and what other symptoms are going on. Without knowing if you've tried gentle ease, or carnation good start, it's tough to make decisions. I'd try those two, or consult again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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