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How can I get my baby to take amoxicillin without fussing?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Give it in a nipple

Babies 2-12 months old are sometimes prescribed oral antibiotics (examples: amoxil, (amoxicillin) keflex, zithromax).
One can "feed" the antibiotic to a baby by putting a nipple in the baby's mouth and dropping the medicine into the nipple. Another way is to mix the antibiotic with a few teaspoons of breastmilk or formula, and then give it in a nipple the same way.

In brief: Give it in a nipple

Babies 2-12 months old are sometimes prescribed oral antibiotics (examples: amoxil, (amoxicillin) keflex, zithromax).
One can "feed" the antibiotic to a baby by putting a nipple in the baby's mouth and dropping the medicine into the nipple. Another way is to mix the antibiotic with a few teaspoons of breastmilk or formula, and then give it in a nipple the same way.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Small drops

Two strategies that might be helpful: one would be to drop a few drops from a dropper into your babies mouth at a time until the dose is done.
Sometimes babies will tolerate this better than the whole dose at once. Also, some pharmacies will add different flavors to the antibiotic, so you can experiment over time to find out which flavor your child likes best.

In brief: Small drops

Two strategies that might be helpful: one would be to drop a few drops from a dropper into your babies mouth at a time until the dose is done.
Sometimes babies will tolerate this better than the whole dose at once. Also, some pharmacies will add different flavors to the antibiotic, so you can experiment over time to find out which flavor your child likes best.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Where You Put It

Give the medicine by dropper into the corner of the mouth where are molars normally are, while holding the baby at a 30-45 degree angle.
It goes down very well and is almost impossible to spit it out from that position.

In brief: Where You Put It

Give the medicine by dropper into the corner of the mouth where are molars normally are, while holding the baby at a 30-45 degree angle.
It goes down very well and is almost impossible to spit it out from that position.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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