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Jen, mom of two amazing girls, b. 2/16/06 and 1/29/10
Originally Posted by kaaris
My first thought was dairy elimination. I took it out of my diet with my first child and it helped her immensely. I have been spotty about it with my second, because I wasn't sure it was needed, but I think I need to face reality at this point and give up dairy for a while again. *sigh* It can make a big difference for a lot of babies, and it's not permanent.
Another possibility to consider is taking your kid to a homeopath. We've had success in that realm as well.
Originally Posted by lizanneh
On other boards, the Moms have not been any help on this issue. (They respond, "Gee, we use XYZ formula to help with stomach pain," or "well, of course, just put it in his bottle.") I'm hoping I'll have better luck here.
I tried the Baby Bliss grips water with DS, who tends to have stomach cramps and spits up frequently, and I have not been able to tie this to any particular thing in my diet. However, he is only 2 months old, and is EBF. The dosage amount is a pretty significant amount of liquid, and I can't seem to get him to ingest it without major choking, etc. I don't have a finger-feeder, but have tried that method using a syringe. I was only able to give him half doses, because I couldn't do the second half of the dose after the crying and choking over the first one.
I also tried mixing it in a bottle of EBM, but it certainly affected the taste of the milk, and I could barely get him to drink it all. I hate wasting breastmilk.
For those of you giving gripe water to younger babies, how do you get them to take it?
Weary SuperMama to my amazing neurodiverse 6 y.o. DD and to my on-the-go neurotypical 3 y.o. DS
Originally Posted by Brinda
I used the syringe and put it on top of his tongue, and pushed it up towards the roof palate so that he sucks it by reflex. Works great. I do have to give it slow, though. But, it did significantly help last night, and it's the first time we've used it. We had been using gas drops.
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