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Old 04-11-2006, 12:13 PM   #1
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gas and mylicon drops

Hi, my baby is 3 weeks old today and has awful gas pains at night I have tried the baby mylicon drops and after I gave them to her she had this projectile vomiting that scared me really bad I have an appt tomorrow with her doc but does anyone know if the mylicon drops could have caused the vomiting and what would help with the gas?

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Old 04-11-2006, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: gas and mylicon drops

oops. I somehow posted this twice.

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Old 04-11-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
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Re: gas and mylicon drops

I don't think the Mylicon could have caused that. It sounds like she has reflux. Are you breastfeeding? If you are I can tell you a few things that I do to help my daughter.

Old 04-11-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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Re: gas and mylicon drops

My Ped gave me a talk on the difference between spitting up and projectile vomiting. Just because spit-up flies for a good distance does not necessarily mean it's vomit.

Spit-up can shoot out pretty far, come out the nose, etc...but it is just spit-up & not something to get really concerned over unless it's happenning all the time.

Projectile vomiting is actual vomiting with gagging & hurling and a sign of something wrong.

You might want to talk with your Ped about that too.

I also don't think the gas drops would have caused it either.

Old 04-11-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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Re: gas and mylicon drops

It could have been how you administered the drops. You should SLOWLY let it ooze into the mouth along the side of her cheek with her in an upright position. If you shot it into her mouth while she was laying down then it could have made her gag, which can trigger reflux/gaging/spitting/choking.

Trust me, I've accidently done this. I also find that letting her suck my finger immedietly afterwards triggers her to swollow, otherwise it can pool in the back of the throat where she can choke on it and get her spitting up again.

Old 04-11-2006, 09:56 PM   #6
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Re: gas and mylicon drops

I am bottle feeding.. But it seems like only at night time does the gas build up in her and you can tell shes in pain.

Old 04-12-2006, 08:37 AM   #7
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Re: gas and mylicon drops

OK this is the advice I got from my sis in law - and it works. I used to put the drops her bottle... and my daughter had the late afternoon - evening gas really really bad.

she said to: Start in the afternoon early. the first feeding at noon time or right after - put the drops directly in her mouth (not bottle) BEFORE the bottle... and do it with every feeding and stop AFTER her 9pm or close to it feeding... and it has helped me so much!

What the heck - give it a try...

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