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Feeding:Gripe Water
Name: Prem
hi friends
My baby is soon going to be 11 months. She generally has been very healthy and has had no problems until now. Recently for no reason, my MIL wanted to start giving her gripe water saying it is good for babies. She gives it alternate days. Unfornately/Coincidently, my baby has been having off and on diarrhea and vomiting lately. It started about the same time we started giving her this Gripe water. Is it related. Did the doctors ban the usage of gripe water some time back? if yes, any idea why? I need help on this. Please. TIA.
Name: Hetal
Subject:  gripe water ????????
hi, if you are using a gripe water that is alcohol free, sodium free.its safe. however,you have to understand as to why it is used. its main use is to prevent your baby to have ne gas or stomach upset.
if the baby is not havin ne such symptoms, giving gripe water is actually nothing but trying to giving medicine for a disease that does not prevail at all ! result, if the gripe water is ayurvedic it often tries to increase the apetite of the baby,if the baby is not having ne stomach discomforts,,results further in more intake of food by the baby, which is not in his capacity to digest,,and nor his body is ready for it,,then you are supporting with gripe water, which acts as a digestive aid trying to digest all the food your baby took ! further messing with your baby digestive system..
answer me just one question,do you take a medicine when its not needed ! then y take gripe water. you give your baby multivitamin, even though its not needed, it wont prove harmful because its not a medicine, its a boost to your diet, but giving something that messes up with the functioning of organs without ne reason is not a good idea to try.
and yes, today also, dr in US and india, have not recommended giving gripe water to babies because often babies need that in first 6months of their life all the stomach discomforts which is pretty normal ,,baby above 6months unless on a very gassy diet,doesnt need any digestive aid,including gripe water.

dont give ne medicine or do ne home remedy without ne sure sign of thing to do is, take your baby to dr and let your dr recommend you giving gripe water. respecting mother is a good thing, but not when things are going smooth !
also since your baby is having diarea,and vomitting both, i am concerned that it might not only be because of gripe water,,visit your dr, this could be sign of some seasonal fever or just a sign of teething,,,let your dr check your baby about his well being..
good luck
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Name: Hetal
Subject:  hi
i understand, its difficult to answer and handle elders,when it comes to knowing things better,
next time whenever your mother or ne elder talks about giving something which is not needed unless your baby has shown symptoms or even i would say never experiment things on baby unless its tested by most of the families and communities, then just constrained to your family or generation or something that has a good ayurvedic or herbal reasoning behind elders,answer them as politely as you can, that you just called dr and they said dont give and wants to see the baby.this will solve most of the problems.or else tell them that things like gripe water, dabur janam ghutti,,etc these days are not pure and dr has already told not to give in ne circumstances.

hope your lil ones recovers soon..keep your lil one well hydrated with alots of fluids in her diet,,now that 11 months, give pedialyte or if in india,ne good fresh juice that is non-citrus,,is fine.
good luck
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Name: Prem
Subject:  hi hetal
I did take her to the doc today morning cause i was concerned too. the doc said it was nothing much, to just monitor her and gave me some medicines for her. Yeah, but when ur mother in law is a kind who thinks only she knows everything and that I dunno nothing abt taking care of my baby, is a little delicate situation u know. I cannot talk much. anyways, i told her that the doc told me not to give her gripe water. So i have stopped that now. Thanks for ur explanation hetal and yeah, i do not take any medicine when it is not needed :-)
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