Infacol

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  1. k8y

    k8y Well-Known Member

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    My health visitor has suggested using infacol for Martha. It says use it before feeds. What happens when she is cluster feeding. How often should I use it then.
    Also I have some gripe water, If it gets really bad, can I use this with the infacol?
     
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    k8y Well-Known Member

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    anyone?
     
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    notjustyet Mummy to Annie

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    Hi! I've been using infacol and when she cluster feeds I give it about every hour as thats what the HV recommended. Not sure about gripe water though. Hope that helps! x
     
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    k8y Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Ali. xx She was sooo bad last night, she was in so much discomfort bless her.. She went to sleep soundly finally at 2 oclock. Hope the infacol can giver a more restful night. Its so hard not being able to help her.
     
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    We don't have Infacol here but is that the gas drops that has the active ingredient Simethicone?

    It is called Mylicon here.
    My instructions are:
    0.3 mL (containing 20 mg Simethicone)

    Its says before or after meals, or as needed up to 12 times per day.
     
  6. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    I would personally use dentinox instead; it doesn't need to be given before very feed to work well as infacol does, some ladies say the amount recommended of dentinox is a bit more than infacol and too much for their baby-if you find this to be the case then just give a half dose xx
     
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    k8y Well-Known Member

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    I tried Dentinox and it was so thick and strong tasting she screamed when I tried to give it to her and really gagged on it and kept smacking her lips together after, and it didnt seem to make a difference :( Iv tried infacol this afternoon and she seemed to take it more easily. Thanks for your advice though. I apriciate your answer :)
     
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    k8y Well-Known Member

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    Yeah think it must be similar - mine says simeticone 40mg/ml its orange flavoured.

    one full dropper 0.5mls given before each feed. if necessary increase to two droppers.

    I think Ill do what NOTJUSTYET said and do it every hour during the cluster feeding. :)

    Thank you for your reply. :flower:
     
  9. k8y

    k8y Well-Known Member

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    Infacol is now my new best friend.... She went back to her sleeping 4 hourly through the night last night... * sigh of relief * she seemed so much more settled. Suppose I shouldnt count my chickens yet though !
     
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    notjustyet Mummy to Annie

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    Glad its working for u so far! x
     
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    k8y Well-Known Member

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    Ok, think it must have been a one off... awake again last night till 3am little bugger.
     
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    notjustyet Mummy to Annie

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    That happened with me, we had a really good night then 2 bad ones then last night was fantastic (only up once from 10-5). We used infacol all day then gripe water in her last feed (a bottle of EBM), then put a pillow under her mattress so she was sleeping on a slope. I'm hoping this isn't another one off! We'll be trying to recreate it again tonight.
     
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    k8y Well-Known Member

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    good luck, Martha was ok again last night. 4 hour stretches, I just cant work out what it is. Im thinking it might be baked beans lol
     

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