Posted by Tracy on March 15, 2004 at 19:27:42:
In Reply to: mt baby has gas posted by kimberly on March 09, 2004 at 19:54:38:
My child is four months old and has had gas since the day he was born. Our doctor recommended the use of Grip Water. It is a type of herbal remedy so it is not medication. One of the herbs is ginger which relaxes the belly muscles allowing them to pass gas easier. It is used for the same reason they used to give us girger ale as children, it is no longer made with real ginger. Gripe Water is new to the US, but they have been using it for hundreds of years in Europe. You can't find it in chain drug stores. you can give it to your child three or four times a day, but I just give it to my child once a day in the mornings. I mix a table spoon with an ounce of water. It may not work for everyone, but it works for us! My child is a breastfed baby and EVERYTHING causes him to have gas! Good luck.