Mylicon....are you using it?!?

Vanessa - posted on 05/04/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hi,

I am breastfeeding and my LO, is 10 weeks old and is gassy some times so I try to burp her but sometimes she just keeps on crying bloody murder. Someone told me to use Mylicon.

Do you use it? What do you think? Can you use it with breastfeeding? How often do you give it to your baby? Until when can you give it to your baby?

Thank you!

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Jessica - posted on 05/22/2010

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I use them and they work well enough alone but i use them with enfamil gentlese (purple lable) it helps with gas and fussiness.

Lauren - posted on 05/21/2010

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my daughter started getting colic around 2 months. i started the drops and gave them to her every bottle. her colic stoped and she wasnt fussing any more when she needed to burp or fart. they drops helped her soooo much and now ive even weened her off of them and she is still doing fine.

Charlotte - posted on 05/10/2010

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I LOVE Mylicone drops! I use them with every bottle (You can use before and after every feeding). She loves the taste, and it quites her down just enough for me to get her into a calmo rocking that will produce a burp. Even though the Mylicone helps, she got to s certain point where she was painfully gassy with every meal and would scream like I was torturing her! I ended up switching her to Soy Formula recently, and that has helped wonders! (PS Gripe water and Mylicone are both available at Target!) Good Luck, I know its frustrating!

Karen - posted on 05/06/2010

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I use Mylicon with almost every feeding for son. When his gas got to bad and he screamed bloody murder the doctor prescribed Hycoscyamine Sulfate drops. They work wonders.

Stephanie - posted on 05/06/2010

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Mylicon is simethicone, which all it does is disperse gas which means it needs to be where the gas is to be able to work. If your baby already has a belly ache and is screaming in pain it may already be too late for it because the gas is already in the intestines. I give mine her drops with her bottle, this way it is there with the gas bubbles. You do not need a lot either. My little girl is the burpiest and fartiest of babies (my mom says that!) but she does not have anymore fits of pain from it anymore either. My doctor told me it was perfectly fine and it was a great way to help her with her gas. He said it doesn't matter what bottle you use, what formula you use, all babies will still ingest gas when they feed. This is one of the reason most people do not have much luck using the mylicon, it just isn't getting to where it can really do its job.

I also use gripe water, but it does not seem to help her with gas, only when she has hiccups really bad. If your LO is having severe gas pains to the point of screaming bloody murder, what works for us is the Hylands Colic tablets. They are homeopathic and contain chamomile which helps to soothe and relax them as well as disperse the gas. They are hard to find in stores. Usually only health food stores and online shops have them. I buy mine from drugstore.com or locally at the health store. But I swear by them!!!

Bobbie - posted on 05/05/2010

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Gripe water helps with gas, belly aches, and hiccups. I am in Oklahoma and the only place I can find it is at a Walgreens.

Sis - posted on 05/05/2010

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I used mylicon but it do any good she still had a bellyache & screamed! What is gripe water????

Bobbie - posted on 05/04/2010

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I use Mylicon and I can't tell a difference. When my sister had her little boy who is now 18 months her doctor told her there was nothing in Mylicon that could help or hurt the baby. He said he thought it was completely useless. I also use gripe water, which is somewhere expensive, but it helps with many things. It's all natural ingredients and so there is no harm in it whatsoever.

Deb - posted on 05/04/2010

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I used it while breastfeeding and I still use it now....I heard it really doesn't do anything, but my little girl loved the taste and it seemed to calm her down. I would say it is worth a try.

Lindsay - posted on 05/04/2010

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try gripe water. good for wind. anything like that. you can give it to them by saringe in the mouth or in a bottle with breast milk. it helped my son alot and he only had 3 doses

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