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Gaviscon For Babies
Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolerated a milk based formula, you can try a soy formula or a formula such as alimentum or nutramigen. If you are breastfeeding, you can try removing dairy from your diet. Always discuss changes in formula with your baby's pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As long as...: ...You can get the medicine into the person, dose is what matters, not the form of the medicine. Personally, i think the suspension is easier. ...Read more
Cough drops: No prolem for mother or baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Not needed: Probably not harmful, but why take a chance, no known benefit from doing this or it would have been commercially developed already. ...Read more
No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities.Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas drops. ...Read more
Constipation: Soy formulas are usually more constipating that others, but the opposite can be true as well! The only way to figure out which formula is best for a baby's digestive tendencies is by experience. It can take up to two weeks after a formula change for the results to be known, so rapid formula changes is best avoided. A common trial sequence is: cows milk based, lactose-free, soy, elemental. ...Read more
No endorsement Here: I believe it is well stated on this site, but we do not provide any endorsement of any safe product that humans can purchase and use. Medicine would be fully neutral and have no opinion on your question. ...Read more
4 month old--silent reflux--taking prevacid (lansoprazole) but wanting to try probiotics. Are they effective?
Yes, concerned...: I am quite concerned about using Prevacid (lansoprazole) in a baby. It's important to treat reflux but it can have serious side effects, isn't a cure ; should not be used for more than 12 weeks. Probiotics are more likely to address the cause as part of a natural treatment program. See http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; see http://bit.Ly/1a5tjaf for a free ebook. Consider consulting a holistic doc: http://bit.Ly/19pettq. ...Read more
What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy
How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies? How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel , and ginger? What probiotics to use?
Possibly helpful: As someone who practices integrative pediatrics, I do incorporate these remedies for colic/gas in babies. Gripe waters that contain small amounts of fennel and ginger are likely safe as are chamomile and fennel teas (for baby or mom - if baby is under 6m, don't give more than 1 oz 3x per day). Probiotics (bifidus, lactobacillus) have been shown to be safe and effective. ...Read more