Not having food
My daughter is 11 months old. I ll give her cerelac and rice soft food. Bottle feeding cow milk. She refuses to eat.till 6 months breast feeding. I used to give her gripe water. Even now I ll give.she does stools 2 or 3 times per day. If I stopped it. She won't eat food. She will vomit. So please advice me. Am a dentist. But unable to take care of her. Thanking you
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Sharath Kumar K N
General Physician Mandya
Hello, gripe water is used in based for abdominal colic, or discomfort, but there are no evidences that they could help baby, formulations containing alcohol or sugar are not good for babies health, and should not be used on regular basis. As long as your baby is gaining normal weight that is, it will be double of birth weight by 5 months and 3 times the birth weight by 1year, you need not worry, natural beast milk is always good for baby (over cows milk), following simple practices like making baby burp after baby takes any food or liquid (putting baby on shoulder tapping gently on back) will prevent vomiting, please avoid any digestive supplements like gripe water.
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