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Does using a bottle increase my chances of having colic?

Does using a bottle increase my chances of having colic?

No: Using a bottle might increase the chance of your baby having gas, but not colic. Babies can swallow more air when they are bottle feeding versus nursing and that can cause gas pains. We still don't know what causes colic, but whatever it is, it usually goes away by 3 to 4 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Definition)

is is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in ...Read more


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If I bottle feed my baby, is he more likely to have colic?

If I bottle feed my baby, is he more likely to have colic?

Yes: More likely for sure, but this behavior may still occur in breast fed babies. Many studies have demonstrated that babies may be fussy depending upon what mom eats or drinks. ...Read more

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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.

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

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4mo baby wants the feeding bottle all the time as she's awake.If i refuse she starts crying &gets so fussy.Spitting &colic.How to organize her feeding?

4mo baby wants the feeding bottle all the time as she's awake.If i refuse she starts crying &gets so fussy.Spitting &colic.How to organize her feeding?

Need more info to be: However it's unusual for a four month or two cluster feed, we usually see that a newborns and one-month-olds or less. I would be concerned about the child's weight and would go and get an appointment for a weight check. ...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

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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What can I do for colic?

What can I do for colic?

Find the Cause: Colic is uncontrolled fussiness for hours a day. I belive that there is almost always a cause that allows for correction, meaning a happy baby. It could be formula intolerence, swallowing air, acid reflux or a variety of other problems. Patient, careful examination usually identifies and corrects it. ...Read more

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How will I know if my child has colic?

How will I know if my child has colic?

Crying unconsolably: A common definition of colic is an infant who cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days of the week, for more than 3 weeks. Although no one knows for sure what causes it, colic is fairly common, starting a few weeks after birth. Luckily, this condition goes away by about the third month of life. The main thing is to make sure your baby's crying is not caused by a serious condition. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby with colic?

What can I do to help my baby with colic?

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

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What can I do to relieve a baby with colic?

What can I do to relieve a baby with colic?

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

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What should I do for my baby who might be colic?

What should I do for my baby who might be colic?

Carry baby: 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

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My baby is 3 weeks old and has a lot of colic at night. What can I do or give him?

My baby is 3 weeks old and has a lot of colic at night. What can I do or give him?

Colic: Colic presents itself in infants fro 3 weeks to 3 months. There are all kinds of therapies that have been offered.A time tested treatment is swaddling or putting the baby in a swing. The motion helps to lull a baby to sleep. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months and i believe he is suffering from colics how can I relief is pain?

Be patient.: Colic can be very frustrating. Have you tried formula changes to something lactofree? That might help. Also ask your doctor about probiotics. These might be the answer. Other than that it is important not to get too frustrated because your baby will notice and may show it by crying and seem more colicky. Good luck. Jp. ...Read more

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My son is two going on three weeks old when can he go sit outside on the porch in the shade.Someone mention colic to me so i don't know what's safe fo?

My son is two going on three weeks old when can he go sit outside on the porch in the shade.Someone mention colic to me so i don't know what's safe fo?

Careful w exposure: There's no magic age. You need to be careful about exposure: no direct sunlight because he can burn easily; no direct contact with people with colds or unwashed hands; no overheating because of risk of dehydration. Colic isn't really relevant. Not contagious & he'll develop it or he won't (usually by around 6 weeks). Congratulations and good luck. It's an adventure! ...Read more

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If my baby has colic, should I try switching formulas?

If my baby has colic, should I try switching formulas?

Yes: If a baby is deemed "colicky" by the doctor, try a formula such as alimentum, nutramigen, or pregestimil for at least 2 weeks, to see if the baby gets happier. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has colic?

How do I know if my baby has colic?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to rule out other diseases first. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=i_wmnnjkmt0 to learn more about colic. ...Read more

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What is kidney colic? Maybe I have this?

Cramping pain: This is commonly called renal colic . It is usually caused by a kidney stone and is a kind of cramping abdominal pain that tends to come in waves . It many times starts on the low back onone side and radiates into the groin. There may also be some blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Does using a pacifier help or hurt colic?

Does using a pacifier help or hurt colic?

Neither: Pacifiers can calm children, and therefore may allow them to more easily quiet during bouts of colic. They do not actually have any effect on the colic itself. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage my 2-month-old's colic?

What can I do to manage my 2-month-old's colic?

5 S's: The best way to manage colic is to attempt to soothe your baby; to do so i recommend the 5 s's, by dr. Karp, a pediatrician. 1) swaddle your baby, 2) allow baby to suck (breast or pacifier), 3) side or stomach position for the baby, 4) shhhhing sound, 5) sway with your baby- they enjoy the movement. However nothing is proven to take away colic except for time. ...Read more

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What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

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

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How do I deal with my three month old son with colic?

How do I deal with my three month old son with colic?

Patience: He will outgrow it. In the meantime- get him off dairy. If you are breastfeeding then stop all dairy yourself. You can get him adjusted by a chiropractor as that can help. Start him on probiotics...Some colic is due to poor gut flora balance. You can try cocyntal, camilia, pulsatilla or chamomille (homeopathic remedies). You can have him see a chinese medicine practitioner. They all help. ...Read more