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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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