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My mother in law told me that she and her mother would give babies baking soda (could be baking powder can't remember for sure) to help with gas. She keeps telling me that I should give my baby some to help him. She's 68 years old so I'm sure they did all kinds of crazy things like that when they had babies, but I wanted to know if anyone else has ever heard of this. She said all you do is get a tiny little bit on your finger and put it in baby's mouth. I've been using mylicon gas drops, rubbing his belly, and doing the bicycle movement with his legs.
Isn't the little tummies the one with chamomile (sorry probably spelled wrong) in it? I saw that at Walgreens but wasn't sure if I could use it for a newborn and didn't know if it was worth the money. Can I use it for a 2 week old? Can you use it with mylicon?
Yikes!! To think that if baking soda will kill a baby and if I did listen to my m-i-l...... That's very scary! I'm glad she lives 4 1/2 hours away now or else she'd probably be giving him baking soda all the time. I love my m-i-l but she is always scaring me. She has a bunch of weird old fashioned ways of doing things. She told me that babies this young shouldn't be gassy, she said he's nursing too much and he should be sleeping on his own for most of the day and night. She never breastfed any of her 7 kids so I don't know how she would know what is too much and what isn't but she said there is something wrong with him for him to be so gassy and wanting to be awake and on my breast for so much time.