Amanda D. - Hi Dr. Sue, I have used Little Remedies products and love them. But, I often wonder if I'm using the right thing. How do you know when to use gas drops, gripe water, or colic relief? I currently use the gas drops at nighttime feedings, and gripe water in the day. Thanks!
Dr. Sue writes:
The first thing you need to know is that babies are really gassy, especially the first two to three months of their life, because their GI track is just immature and they don't process the milk well, either breast or bottle, all the time.
So when your baby's gassy, I try to do things like exercise their legs, give them a warm bath, give them some tummy time and rub their back, but I also like to use gas drops. The Little Remedies Gas Drops are perfect, which is simethicone and that's a medicine that helps break down the gas bubbles in your baby's tummy.