my second child is one month and three days, he has a lot of gas, and some constipation. i am giving gas drops-mylacon, and gripe water. both are helping but my baby is all tense with tummy pains. my first child was the same way, we started rice about two months old with him and it helped. should i start rice with my one month old or wait for the two month mark? Would drinking an once of water a day help the tummy? keep it nice ladies, a colic event is hard enough without rudeness. thanks!Answer Question
Answer by Finkette at 11:48 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by Finkette at 11:49 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
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Answer by Nienna7477 at 12:17 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Cereal should never be given before 4 mo. It doesn't help colic or make babies sleep through the night. It causes constipation. Babies NEVER need rice cereal. It was invented to get iron in babies before iron was in formula. Iron tastes horrible and there didn't used to be formula with iron. Since babies now get iron in the formula there is no need for rice cereal. When babies start solids they can start on fork mashed banana, sweet potato, or avocado and feed themselves. Babies don't need baby cereal or jar foods.
Since your baby is having so many problems because of formula you could relactate and breastfeed. La Leache League Leaders can help with this.
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