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Is Flatuna Drops Safe For Infants
Wide range: It is safe. There are plenty different ones — mylicon, gripe water etc. There is no one thing that is " the best". Different medicines work for different babies. You will have to try to see. ...Read more
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
Be more specific: I know of no shots that are recommended for infants that are dangerous to them.If so they would not be used. If you read the stuff from the vaccine haters, understand that they have been at it forever. Ben Franklin was a skeptic about the smallpox vaccine, but his memoirs record his sadness that his failure to accept it cost him a son. ...Read more
Typically, for infants, using nasal saline drops, humidified air for croupy cough, and keeping the baby well hydrated is advised.
If your infant has a fever, prolonged cough, worsening respiratory symptoms and/or is not feeding well, it is particularly important to follow up with your physician. I don't recommend cough syrup in younger children. ...Read more
Colic: Colic usually begins around three weeks of age andlasts until three months of age it can occur atleast three times a week and lasts for three hours or more. Cause is unknown, although some feel it is a form of migraine. All kindsof treatment have been recommended. I find that swaddling works well because it soothing and comfortable for the baby. Movement in the form of a swing or walk also helps. ...Read more
How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?
?? Why ??: This med is never given to infants that young. It can injure the kidneys. Beyond that, why are you giving a baby that young pain medication? If it has fever >100.4 it needs to go to the ER immediately. If you assume there is pain, consult with your pediatrician before giving anything, s/he may want you to bring baby in for an evaluation. Put those drops away until at least 6 months. ...Read more
Depends: Infant swaddling is a transitional measure that replicates the snug feeling of the womb & calms baby when they can't handle the random movement of arms & legs. That said, they didn't need to breath in the womb and without room for arms & legs to move they don't develop muscle tone. To tight is a problem for both. The goal is to gradually loosen the wrap & have it gone at a month. ...Read more
I never advise it: A light brew of chamomile tea may give you something to do but I can remember no research data showing predictable benefit. Teas have been offered for colic since the first written treatment books for kids in the 1700s & follow the assumption that the gut is somehow upset. Present thought finds it a more transient behavior/frustration issue. ...Read more
Call poison control: If you or someone else has taken too much of any medicine, call poison control and find out what to do and ow much is dangerous. Call 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more
Yes: Cetirazine(zyrtec) is approved for infants over 6mo at a dose of 1/2 tsp/day with additional dosing for older infants. Other preparations may be considered but all should be used in consultation with your doctor. Much of the stuffiness of infants is assumed to be allergies when it is really dust/smoke& other air irritants that antihistamines will not help, so discuss your conserns with dr ...Read more
I gave my two months old infant a drop of old prepared formula milk by mistake.what can happen to my infant?
Does anyone know anything about Serenite Jr from Native remedies?it says is natural aid to help sleep infants and toddlers and its safe any informatio
Appears safe: It is passuion flower and chamomile extract which appear to be safe(but may not work) ...Read more
No: Sodium bicarbonate is a symptom relief measure used in adults experiencing heartburn or reflux. Adults have kidneys that can get rid of the extra bicarbonate. Infants do not have this ability. If your child is experiencing reflux symptoms talk with your pediatrician. However, please do not give your infant sodium bicarbonate, unless you are specifically to by your doctor and in what amount. ...Read more
Any age: Children's gas drops (most contain Simethicone & others are "homeopathic") are often okay to give to young infants, including newborns. However, you should read the indications & instructions for any product and consult your Pediatrician if you feel something more serious could be going on. ...Read more
Studies show that: There is no beneficial effect, but no increased side effects, of giving salbutamol to infants with bronchiolitis. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9124056. ...Read more
Wait!: Because of concern for peanut allergies I would wait until she is older. ...Read more