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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: nellic | 2007/12/19

Q.

help new mom of 1 week Paige

please can you give me any suggestions on what i can use for my baby(1 week old) that appears to be suffering from colic. i'm currently using the telements colic drops, is there anything else i can use another mom has told me about buscopan but i'm not sure if i can use this on a newborn baby.

also she hasn't had a stool in the past 12 hours, shou;d i be worried about this???? how often should she have a stool???

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very unusual for such a young baby to have colic. If she appears to have abdominal pain then she may have a problem such as lactose intolerance. Is she formula fed? If she is try one of the new lactose free formulas such as NAN LF or S26LF.Breast fed babies can also develop lactose intolerance.
I do not advise you to use Buscopan in such a young baby. The Telament drops only help for windy babies.
She should have at least one stool per day.

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Posted by: MelS | 2007/12/19

Hi there

Congrats on the birth of your baba!

I've been told that taking colicky babies to a chiropractor makes a HUGE difference.
Maybe try that before medicating too much?

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