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From Twitter 08-20-2009


  • 02:02:22: I hope all my twin cities peeps are okay. Crazy ass-weather! D:

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kyrielle
Aug. 22nd, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Excuse me, I need to share this with someone I know will "appreciate" it. First, I need to *FLAILS INCOHERENTLY* AUGH! - ahhh, gibber a bit.

Okay, so, in a mommy group, someone has a breastfed 5-week-old with gas (oh noes, who would have thought?) that is causing substantial distress. So they are...waiting it out? Taking her to the pediatrician? No. They are giving her gripe water, but that has not helped.

So now they are asking the advice of Dr. Internet. One of the collective known as DI has recommended ... that the woman take something for gas so she won't pass the gas on to her baby.

...

Well, actually, that can't be worse for the baby than the gripe water, and arguably may be better. But.
mandydax
Aug. 22nd, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
*headdesk* if it's causing significant distress, maybe they should take her to a real doctor. There could be any number of reasons for those symptoms. "Cure-alls" usually aren't. :( could be something serious or could be she just needs to be properly burped. My first thought was maybe an undiagnosed minor cleft palate. Of course, odds are good that it'll clear itself up as the girl grows, and whatever the last thing they tried is will get the credit.

*sigh* what can ya do? :/
kyrielle
Aug. 22nd, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Yep, pretty much. And I did suggest checking with the ped to be sure - it sounded fairly severe, like it could be on the severe end of normal infant gas but also like it might need to be checked to make sure that's all it was. (Though it's only during a certain stretch of hours and not all the time, which leads me toward colic, mentally.)

At least treating Mama for gas doesn't involve giving Baby any cure-alls or inappropriate-for-age medicines. (And, if Mama turns out to have a gas problem, which was not stated, it MIGHT even help...if her tension/discomfort is causing latching and/or less attentiveness to burping...but that's really stretching it. But it beats giving Baby inappropriate interventions directly!)

Some people.
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