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My baby is 2 weeks old and breast feeding on demand every 2-3 hours. Is it okay to give her water or herbal tea with feeds to help ease tummy cramps?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
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In brief: No

I recommend visiting your pediatrician asap. Wishing you the best.

In brief: No

I recommend visiting your pediatrician asap. Wishing you the best.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

She does not need the herbal tea or water.

In brief: See below

She does not need the herbal tea or water.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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In brief: Please, Don't

There is nothing in herbal tea that your baby needs.
Absolutely nothing. Your baby needs nothing but breast milk or formula for the first 6 months. The herbal tea industry is not well regulated and they are often contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria or other pathogens. And there is absolutely no evidence that they help with anything.

In brief: Please, Don't

There is nothing in herbal tea that your baby needs.
Absolutely nothing. Your baby needs nothing but breast milk or formula for the first 6 months. The herbal tea industry is not well regulated and they are often contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria or other pathogens. And there is absolutely no evidence that they help with anything.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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