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Am giving it one star because it always choke my baby, I tried giving it slowly but it still choked her, she nearly lost her breath. I tried several ways but she still choke on it. The only way she can take it safely is to add it to her bottle.
I bought some of this gripe water before my son was born just to have on hand based on recommendations of several girls on YouTube. I'm so glad I did because it has been a life saver. My son doesn't always burp really well and the gas upsets his tummy. When I give him the gripe water it takes a minute for it to take effect, but then he calms down and is able to burp. I will make sure to never run out of this. I highly recommend Mommy's Bliss Gripe Water!
My son could not swallow this from the get go very well. We always did it really slowly but he still had issues. About the 3rd time trying it he completely CHOKED! I mean stoped breathing and turned RED!! It was the most traumatizing experience. Thank God I knew what to do. I used a bulb sucker and sucked out his mouth and then nose. The consistency of this product gets really slimy/thick when its mixed with saliva too. Probably another thing that attributes to easy choking. BEWARE OF THIS PRODUCT! Looking back at all the other reviews, this seems to be a reoccurring incident!
Life saver for our baby who has severe reflux. He is on Zantac as well but that is only doing so much and we try to not give him more serious medication. We don't give him the full dose (5 ml up to every 4 hours) but we adjust it on time of day (4 ml for his night feed before the long bedtime stretch, another 4 ml in the morning for his first feed when he eats a lot and otherwise spits up and cries badly, 2-3 ml every 4ish hours during the day when things are much easier for him). The ingredients were approved by our ped for long term treatment so that gave us peace of mind too. If he cries from the acid reflux (crying and unlatching while feeding) this helps within 2-5 minutes usually and he relaxes and is fine. The only issue is that this is rather thick as a liquid and he chokes relatively easily if it is not diluted with a bit of milk or formula. We have never used the dropper as that makes choking even more likely but the MediFrida but even with that and going REALLY slow and only pushing a bit in while he actively suckles he choked sometimes. Oddly enough the choking with this can occur 1-2 minutes after the last drop was pushed into his mouth, so it must be really sitting and coating. So I would urge you to use a MediFrida and dilute with milk or formula 1:1 or put it straight into a bottle with milk or formula if you bottle feed.
It worked sometimes and other times it didn’t. However baby didn’t seem to mind the taste. A big reason I only gave it three stars is because the dosage is so large and the bottle is expensive so it doesn’t last long also for it to only for part of the time.. you’ll be needing to buy more pretty often if you use the regularly.
I love gripe water for my son. It has been a lifesaver to stop his hiccuping instantly and calm down his upset tummy. I usually get it at walmart, but decided i would get it here. Its easier for me to have it shipped with him being a newborn. However, i bought this cause its a double pack and when i opened my box, the gripe water is already open and it has a stopper and the unopened syringe laying in the box. The bottles still have the plastic seal around the caps so i’m not worried about the gripe water. But i am missing a syringe. The stopper that was in the box doesn’t even go with this product (pictured). For every bottle of gripe water you are supposed to get an unopened syringe and new stopper. Now one of my bottles will have to be used with his old syringe and bottle stopper! Also, they should put that its 8 oz (2 4 oz bottles) cause when reading it, it seemed like i was getting 2x8 oz bottles, when u are getting 2x4 oz bottles.