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Do you give gripe water to your baby? Does it really help? My mum keeps on asking me to feed my 1mth plus baby with woodsward gripe water, say that it's very good and has been passed down from generations... what say you?
Also my baby's stools is in watery form and yellow in color, sometimes got a bit of bits and pieces, is it normal for breastfed babies?
The gripe water is for baby's to get rid of wind......
If you dont want to give with water, you can give directly mix it with the milk....tht's what I did for my son when he was younger.......
And if you are breastfeeding your baby, like what most mummies would say dont have to give additional water, as breast milk is sufficient
But most elderly would want to give water, like my mum.....I just let her give, but not too much, cos if give too much later baby won't want milk feed, too full.....
If you dont't want to use gripe water which requires adding into water, you can use colic drops which you can feed direct.
I used that for my son who had trouble expelling wind from his tummy.
Not to worry, your baby stool is normal. I agree that gripe water is really good and its helps when my girl's stomach is bloated with wind and prevent hard stools or constipation and when she face teething pain. And I have been giving my girl water mixed with gripe water when she's 2mths old after i stop bf her. And I'm still giving her gripe water till now once a day out of 3 water feeds due to solid food.
But if you are on total bf, you dont have to give her any water at all until your baby started solid if not will cause her to have watery stools. If you want to give your baby water due to hot weather, few sips is alright. And you can also read the instructions behind the bottle as it will indicate hw much to give to your baby and how old onwards.
I asked the pediatrician last time whether I shld give gripe water but she said dont give. She gave me colic drops instead.
I give dear daughter gripe water and it makes her feel a lot better when her tummy is bloated. Makes her less cranky and sleeps better (both of us!)
Is it ok to mix in breastmilk?
Doc actually gave me some sort of very mild medicine to get rid of wind, it also helps with colic and constipation but I have already stopped the medicine.
I mix into breastmilk and doesn't seem to have problem. If I give dear daughter gripe water by the spoon or mix in water, she will spit it out and give me funny face.
Unless your baby got constipation or having alot of wind in the tummy if not i dont see the need of feeding your baby gripe water as it is suppose to help constipation n pass out wind~
if baby not fussy or cranky about bloated tummy then i think no need to give..
my baby also alot of wind in tummy but she never get cranky or cry so i never give her.. till my mum think not very good then go see doc.. she gave us ridwind.. it helps but the problem is always there so we stop giving since she never show discomfort...
I refer into my pedia, last week whether I should give gripe water but she said to me that dont't give this.
Its better to give colic drops. that's the best.
You can only know if that's fit on your baby, if her poo is okay, not really dry not wet, just normal.
I'm not so sure if that's okay, but better colic drops than this.
Oh that's good for you pinkdiamonds
Instead of Gripe water, you can choose colic drops which my pedia required.