Every time I hear horror stories from new moms about babies who didn’t sleep through the night until they were almost two, I think about how lucky I was with my son. He was a really happy and healthy baby, except for some occasional fussiness caused by gas.
To treat this, our pediatrician recommended infant’s MYLICON drops. These drops are supposed to relieve gas caused by certain foods or air swallowing. They contain no saccharin, no alcohol, and no artificial flavors. They are safe even for newborns because they’re not absorbed into your baby’s system.
The product website says it is safe to give this medicine with every feeding, as long as you don’t exceed 12 doses per day. But, we only needed a few drops with my son to take care of any problems. I don’t think we ever did more than three or four doses a day.
I’d start with the smallest possible dose and see what works for your baby. Despite what the labels say, I tend to think it’s best not to give your baby any more medication than what is necessary.
You can use infant’s MYLICON drops whether you’re bottle feeding or nursing. If you’re bottle feeding, you can just mix the dosage with one ounce of formula, which is what we did with our son.
Infant’s MYLICON drops are widely available in any drugstore, pharmacy, or discount store. They’re not incredibly expensive, but you will likely get coupons for them in the mail if you’re registered with any of the bigger websites for moms or have subscriptions to parenting magazines.
There are two different versions of the infant’s MYLICON drops. They both have the same active ingredients, but one is a non-staining formula with no artificial colors.
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