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Suggest treatment for constipation and gas in an infant

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Question: My baby is 6.5 week old and weighs 4.03kgs. She has constipation and gas problem which makes her quite uncomfortable in the noon time especially. She keeps feeding on me to relief herself. Please suggest a gas drop
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Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Infantile colic is usual phenomenon.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear
welcome to the HCM
This phenomenon is quite normal with small babies.
Burping should always be done after feed.
Top fed child do suffer more with this problem.
Exclusively breast fed babies do pass loose frequent stools causing, hence they suffer less.
Colicaid drops available with local chemist can be given 6 to 8 drops often to relive the gripping but should not be given very frequently.
Hope the query is answered.
Please feel free for further clarification.
Thanks
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Follow up: Dr. Irshad H Naqvi (19 minutes later)
I am breastfeeding only. She is in constant pain to pass stool and cries.
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Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
use antispasmodic colicaid drops

Detailed Answer:
Hi
It is a natural problem with many new born.
colicaid drops should help the baby.
Some babies are also having bodyaches so they present with body spasm and moaning noise .
This can be relieved up to some extent by paracetamol drops 8 to 10 drops sos or six hourly( easily available with chemist)
These usual problem do subside gradually with due course of time in two or three months.
Hope the query is answered.
Thanks
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Brief Answer: Infantile colic is usual phenomenon. Detailed Answer: Hi dear welcome to the HCM This phenomenon is quite normal with small babies. Burping should always be done after feed. Top fed child do suffer more with this problem. Exclusively breast fed babies do pass loose frequent stools causing, hence they suffer less. Colicaid drops available with local chemist can be given 6 to 8 drops often to relive the gripping but should not be given very frequently. Hope the query is answered. Please feel free for further clarification. Thanks