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How can you prevent colic and gas in a baby?

How can you prevent colic and gas in a baby?

Colic: Try changing the formula to similar sensitive if formula fed or you need to change your diet if breast feeding ...Read more

Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more


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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? .

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?
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Colic: Neither grippe water (as long as it doesn't contain alcohol) nor infant gas drops have real side effects. Gas drops can give a little bit of loose stool in some babies. I like to give the gas drops 0.3 ml before each feed, they are my preference. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does trapped gas cause colic?

Does trapped gas cause colic?

No: Nope. That gas causes colic is a myth, probably created by the people selling worthless anti-gas drops to worried, exhausted parents. ...Read more

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My 8 month baby have a colic and gas what's tratment what food helpfull?

My 8 month baby have a colic and gas what's tratment what food helpfull?

Colic: Colic does not last until 8 months old and at that age any food being a problem is not usual . Try to limit dairy and fruit as they can cause gas. But depending on the severity of your Child's symptoms I would discus with his health care giver as he is too old for colic. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat cous cous if my 5 week old is prone to gas and colic type symptoms?

Is it okay to eat cous cous if my 5 week old is prone to gas and colic type symptoms?

Eat and enjoy: The colic and gas is not coming from you eating couscous we don't know what causes colic and gas could be caused from breast feeding or formula. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can u help with colic tried gas drops with no help?

Can u help with colic tried gas drops with no help?

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 more

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Is it possible to have success with a chiropractor for baby's reflux, colic, or gas problems?

Is it possible to have success with a chiropractor for baby's reflux, colic, or gas problems?

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

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Can i give colic aid to my 21 day old baby daily...is it safe???as she suffers frm gas

Can i give colic aid to my 21 day old baby daily...is it safe???as she suffers frm gas

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 more

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What's better for baby's gas and colic: Simethicone or homeopathic remedies?

What's better for baby's gas and colic: Simethicone or homeopathic remedies?

Not so fast: Before you decide that your baby has colic, first get your pediatrician to do a physical exam to rule out other causes. Colic is sometimes due to a component of the mother's diet. Your pediatrician can examine and possibly give you a hydrolysate formula. Consider eliminating certain foods. Till then, rock your baby, sing, soothe, pacify, and don't overfeed. See AAP link: http://tinyurl.com/hdwxqsy ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...Read more


Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Definition)

Colic is a common condition affecting babies where they frequently are fussy or cry for no apparent reason. Another meaning of ...Read more