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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)

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