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My 2months baby stomach looks bloated

My son is now, he always cry after giving feed. His stomach looks bloated. Some of my neighbours told it could be indigestions and to give gripe water. can i give gripe water to my son. Will he stop crying. He also passes lot of gas. Iam not giving him anything except my milk. Iam seeing that even i donot take any thing which will cause indigestion
Tue, 21 Jun 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi.
This is a common problem faced by many infants.
First,let me set the record straight.
FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS EVERY NEWBORN MUST GET EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEEDING
Gripe water is not helpful or even needed for any child. in fact it is harmful as the gut of a newborn cannot handle anything other than breast milk.
Your child does not need any medications.
continue exclusive breast feeding. the cry shall go away soon.
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"papa edichindi, woodwards gripe water pattamani valla ammato cheppu,chinnappudu neeku ade patedanni" this was a famous advertisement in local language in our state. This means whenever a baby cries she should be fed with gripe water and I used to feed you when you were young. Shows that gripe water traditional and older medicine for crying of baby. After viewing this ad gripe water has become a household medicine for all babies. I still do not understand if it correct or not
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Megha Shukla's  Response
hey i am sorry i heard that gripe water is not good. just check it out twice before you feed it.
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rohana's  Response
Yeah I am also from Andhrapradesh India, we make fun of this ad now. But is gripe water helpful for indigestion in babies. please clarify
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Malathi Dasan's  Response

Get this checked once by a pediatrician. Gripe water usually helps, but make sure there is no other problems happening inside.

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