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How long can you give a baby gripe water and is it dangerous?

How long can you give a baby gripe water and is it dangerous?

Doubt any harm: A variety of items have been offered to qwell fussy babys since the 1700's, most implying some sort of stomach upset as the cause. A variety of gripe waters are available, some monitored by the fda and some not. Most appear to have harmless ingredients & in small amounts are probably fine. I have never recomended them.If i did it would be one monitored by the fda. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give gripe water to my 1 month old colic and gassy baby?If safe,what is the recommended dosage? Thanks in advance :)

Is it safe to give gripe water to my 1 month old colic and gassy baby?If safe,what is the recommended dosage?
Thanks in advance :)

Unsure ingredients: Doctors usually don't give babies any medications, even over-the-counter items, unless there's good benefit. A mom can bring the item to the doctor to check the ingredients, but a little bit of a trusted brand of "gripe water" drops is ok to try. It may or may not help any colicky symptoms. If it doesn't seem to help, then it shouldn't be used. I don't recommend "gripe water" for my patients. ...Read more

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

They don't work. : Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & air. Use the "football hold". Put baby on your forearm, head at your elbow,face down. Press your palm against his tummy, flex his hips, encircle one leg with your fingers & roll him gently against your chest. Tilt head up to burp, tush up to pass gas. ...Read more

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Yes. : Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used - discuss with baby's doctor. Best of course , is no medications if at all possible. Mom refraining from milk intake herself sometimes may help. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of gripe water for babies?

What is the best brand of gripe water for babies?

No Evedence: Gripe water is an old english homeopathic remidy for infant reflux and many other ailments. The origional version was essentialy herbal tea and about 8% alcohol. No wonder it calmed down babies. Todays formulations do not have alcohol. However, there is no evedence gripe water helps sooth infants. More importantly, there is no evedence to affirm its safty. Therefore, I do not recamend it. ...Read more

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Is gripe water the same as mylicon drops for babies?

Is gripe water the same as mylicon drops for babies?

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

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Mylicon or gripe water; is it ok for babies to use this?

Yes: Mylicon (simethicone) is safe for babies. It helps break up small bubbles so they can burp. Gripe water is generally safe for babies. However there are so many different kinds now. Check with your doctor about specific products. ...Read more