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My baby is 9 weeks old and I've started to give him plain water when he was 8 weeks old. But most of time he will get choke when feeding him the plain water. The teat i used is new born teat. Anyone can advice me? Thks.
as water is thinner than milk, therefore, i think it will be best if you give him bit by bit.
also hold him slightly more upright instead of lying flat down.
dont worry, after a while, they will learn to "stop" the water flow with their tongue. LOL~
My boy is 10 weeks old and will also choke sometimes when i am feeding him water. I am alrady using no 2 teats. He always will be playing with the teats and sometimes water tends to fill his mouth so i always pull it out to prevent too much water filling his mouth. When he drink, he will also tend to drink too fast so I also tend to pull it out to prevent him to drink too fast. Also feed him more upright instead of lying too flat.
I tend to feed my baby water in between feed to prevent any constipation. I noticed if I feed him less water, he tends to constipate.
my gal is now 2mths old, but we are still using no.1 teat as we tried "slightly bigger hole" (self-enlarge using needle), the flow is too fast for her. hehe...end up the milk "leak" from her mouth.
My baby is on formula so decided to give him water to prevent constipation. For breadfed babies then no need to give water right or it also applies to formula fed babies?
I did try to feed him bit by bit but still choke. I will also try to hold him upright position when feeding him and see it works for him. How much shld i give him daily, 30ml?
Thks for the advice.
I used the milk bottle that used to feed her milk and feed her water..
but I mix the plain water with the cripe water..
Actually both breast fed n formula fed babies do not need additional water as in formula the water is already diluted in the milk but if you r really keen in giving water then I think 30mls throughtout the day is good enough. Too much water will cause the baby to b full thus too full to take in milk.
As for gripe water I think personally give it only if there's a need to eg. Wind in the tummy or colicky.. I've never given my son any gripe water or rid wind so far
is it, i give my daughter gripe water everyday and i thought is a must ??
how to know she got wind in stomach ? she vomit milk everyday esp when she keep "kek" (like wanna poo and keep "kek" till her face red red, although she didnt want to poo). then i thinking is it got wind so she keep vomit... sometime see she keep vomit till i also dont know how d..
It's not a must for gripe water.. If your baby throws up immediately after feed n large amt N immediately after feed then probAbly reflux. Do you burp your baby after feed?
yes colic might cause baby wo vomit out the milk but it could be reflux. if she vomit large amount of milk daily, better bring her to a pediatrician. dear son used to vomit, as in thosse merlion kind, about 3x per day and we brough him to pediatrician, pediatrician said he has reflux. took 1 week medi still no imrpovement and was admitted to hospital for some blood and urine tests.
rmb to burp your baby after every feeds. and you can try to cut down her milk intake abit and see if she will still vomits. let her lie on an adult pillow after milk. to let her upper body tilt slightly higher for 30min so can prevent her to vomit. =)
hmm.. then i tried not to give her everyday.... cox got to avoid milk time when give her gripe water to avoid her drink too much in one time n vomit.
at 1st I only burp her if she took formula, I thought bf no need to burp till my colleague told me still need to burp even bf, then I only burp for her for every meal. But she will still vomit after burp.. sometime vomit few, sometime lot.. sometime milk come out together with burp (a bit only ).. got few time come out both from nose n mouth..
ya, cut down her milk intake oredy.. cox very scare when see she vomit out from both nose n mouth. My mum in law said is normal but when I ask my colleague around no ppl experience this before. So bit angry with her cox seems not really care my girl
like what apollo says to burp the baby after each feed and prop her up after feeding for 20-30 mins.
if giving gripe water to your baby to make her less hungry so she wont b taking in too much milk doesnt eactly sounds right cos gripe water is fluids too its just that your baby is prob taking in less milk so less nutrients but amount of fluid would b the same..
my mum also used to tell me vomiting milk is normal, dont have to wry so much until she saw dear son admitted, doing lotsa tests, changing FM, taking medi.. cos she used to think vomiting milk is 'good' cos can vomit out the 'phelgm' -.-"""
if is just those small amount lik those eldies said "orh ni" that kind is okay, but if is VOMITING, and esp on a daily and reegular basic, is not a normal and good thing.
My boy was colicky and windy in the early months, but we never gave gripe water, water or colic drops. He took his first sip of water at 6.5 months old. Both breastmilk and formula milk already contains water to hydrate baby. Unless paed recommends that you do so?
4-7 months is the peak for most reflux cases. My boy has slight reflux and usually burps out a splash of milk. Carrying him upright or letting him lie at an inclined 30-degree angle helps relieve the reflux.
For more serious reflux, do seek paed's opinion.
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i dont encourage giving too much gripe water. i think if give long term is not good.
usually if i feel that pin has a bloated tummy, i will add in 1 drop of infacol (or rid wind) into her milk.
as for water, i just gave pin thru out the day, maybe 100ml or so a day. pediatrician dont advise giving water cos they wry it might affect the kid's appetite. for pin, she still take in a amt of milk so i just gv her.