baby bottles for colic?

Rikki - posted on 11/23/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my son is 8 weeks old now and has been fed by bottle for the last 7 out of 8 weeks (he didnt take to the breast as he was tongue tied)he now has realy bad colic and struggles to feed from a bottle properly he archers back,gasps for air and cryes during his feeds, it is getting worse we cant get an appointment with a pediatrician for a couple of weeks to find out if it is anything worse then colic, so untill then i am wondering what bottles can help ease the colic i have brought many of the bottles on the market and almost have my own bottle factory lol would love some sugestions from you all as to what has worked for you, maby there is a bottle out there some where i havent heard of and im willing to try anything :) thanks

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Kaija - posted on 12/17/2015

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Your baby needs some organic tea or herbal remedy just like babies magic tea. It will soothe your child from colic.

Linda - posted on 11/26/2009

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Try Dr Brown bottles these keep the air from getting into you soon, there is also a cheaper version "Mama" which you can get from Boots which are also good. My son had that problem and found these bottles to brill. You can get Dr Brown from boots as well. Good luck Linda

Samantha - posted on 11/26/2009

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Well, my son was acting similar to your and come to find out that he has acid reflux. They placed him on Zantac and things were much better. But things you can also try is gripe water, that seems to also help. Theres Mylicon which we used quite often and seemed to help his gas. We started using that when he was 3 weeks old too.
Another thing is maybe try the gentle version of formula that has partially broken down proteins. But if you change make sure that you stick with it for 2 weeks before changing again as initially the formula change irritate a baby's stomach. Good luck!

Kelly - posted on 11/26/2009

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Dr browns are the best and I have used them with both of mine and if you still struggle try some gripe water after a feed.

Rikki - posted on 11/26/2009

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yes it has been fixed but im starting to think the dr who did it may not have done it properly :(

Pat - posted on 11/26/2009

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Hi Rikki...you didn't say if you got the tongue tied situation fixed. It is usually a pretty simple procedure, in my understanding...It may help all the problems..

Rikki - posted on 11/26/2009

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we went to see the new gp yesterday and he is great, he had a heep of things we can try out with bubby same kind of thing u suggested barb but peppermint tea and mint leavs made into a tea fingers crossed it helps we also found some bottles made by mam that seem to have worked wonders they are bpa free too (its very hard to get bpa free bottles in australia) and louise he was tongue tied when he was born but im starting to think it was not fixed properly as he still couldnt breast feed properly after it was fixed :( but i now hope things start to settle down its nice to have a few diff things to try and i thank you all very mutch for your help.
p.s. barb isnt it strange that the old school things seem to work the best ;)))))

Louise - posted on 11/25/2009

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Hi my son was tongue tied when born, with which he had corrected (snipped under the tounge) about a week later at the pediatricians everything ran so smoothly after that with breast feeding - have you had this done as yet? I don't really have any suggestions with colic, accept that I don't really think that the bottle type will make that much of a difference, go and see your local GP there are lots of massaging technics to help with colic.

Barb - posted on 11/25/2009

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My son was terribly colicy and my grandfather had me disolve a bit of peppermint candy cane in warm water and feed him that in his bottle, worked wonders. After that I always kept peppermint on hand with my next 3 kids and all 10 grands.

Della - posted on 11/24/2009

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My son suffered from colic too! I found that gripe water and the AVENT bottles were a godsend. I also heard that if you ran the vacuum cleaner or a hair dryer that it would stop them from the colicie(thats my word) crying.

Jody - posted on 11/24/2009

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Rikki, my son is 3 weeks old now and he gets breast milk but given this very large size 11lbs 10.4oz and 23" long) I can't provide him the calories he needs to sustain and gain, so I suppliment him with an oz of formula after each nursing session. I've been given a tube feeding divice and it's working very well with very little gas.

The lactation nurse actually made it for me out of a small tube and a disposable seringe (sp?). I fill it (20ml) twice. After nursing, I fill it and then put the tube end on my thumb and let him suck my thum...to give the nipples a rest.

Might be worth a shot.

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Dr. Browns bottles or the new Playtex vent-air bottles are good. If those don't work you can switch to a different formula that is made to help reduse colic. I know both Similac and Enfamil make one.

Rikki - posted on 11/24/2009

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i was thinking the same thing but didnt know mutch about reflux we have an appointment tomorow to see a gp so hopefully he dosent just say its nothing as they have been doing 4 the last 4 weeks and no we havent tryed Dr. Brown's bottles i think they are the only ones we have not tryed so i will have to go on a hunt for them tomorow too we are from australia so some bottles are harder to find here then others thanks for your reply hope this dr will help us tomorow :))

Selena - posted on 11/24/2009

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Quoting Rikki:

baby bottles for colic?

my son is 8 weeks old now and has been fed by bottle for the last 7 out of 8 weeks (he didnt take to the breast as he was tongue tied)he now has realy bad colic and struggles to feed from a bottle properly he archers back,gasps for air and cryes during his feeds, it is getting worse we cant get an appointment with a pediatrician for a couple of weeks to find out if it is anything worse then colic, so untill then i am wondering what bottles can help ease the colic i have brought many of the bottles on the market and almost have my own bottle factory lol would love some sugestions from you all as to what has worked for you, maby there is a bottle out there some where i havent heard of and im willing to try anything :) thanks


I am sure you have tried the Dr. Brown's bottles. they are the best at keeping any excess air from being sucked in. But more of what my response is; have you had him checked for acid reflux. My son had silent reflux which is more painful and has less vomiting but it burns their esophagus and stomach. My son arched and folded also but was a happy baby. He also was placed on nutramigen formula which has less proteins to digest. Well just consider that it may be more than colic, but not always but you just want to have him checked. I hope he soon gets some relief soon. Take care!

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