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Query from: Joshua Tiisa, Africa (Kenya), 06/19/08
Topic: HEALTH      Submitted on: Ask Agent
Subject: Bonissan syrup for baby

What is the dosage of bonissan syrup to a one and half week old baby to releve stomach cramps and colic? Or is there any other alternative apart from bonissan?

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Response from: Kunwar Singh,   
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You can give half tea spoon Bonnisan syrup to the baby and it will take care of cramps and colic. Gripe Water is availble in your country is equally beneficial. Take a half tea spoon asafoetida powder and boil it adding little water. Aplly the paste on the navel of the baby to get rid of colic and gastric problems. This is time tasted home remedy for colic and gases. You can write to ********@*****.*** for healhy advice. Take care and God bless the baby.

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Response from: Brinda Shine,   
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Hi, This is a problem faced by most of the babies,especially who are bottle fed.Certain foods eaten by lactating mothers(especially dairy products) contain volatile chemicals and allergens that in a small percentage of infants result in colic discomfort and digestive upset. Infants often swallow air while feeding or during strenuous crying, which increases gas and bloating, further adding to their discomfort

Infantile colic is most common in the first few weeks to four months of an infant's life. But my persoanl advise is please dont use any Gripe water or medicine atleast till the baby is one month old. Homeopathic medicies is also very good for colic pain but should be taken only after the supervision of ur childs Paediatrician.

Some useful Remedies :

1.Try anything that creates a low-level humming in the background: Running a vacuum cleaner, a dishwasher or another appliance can help calm Kid Colic.

2.Some parents got an aquarium filter and put it in their baby's room.The sound of the bubbles going through the filter helped quiet their colicky baby

3.Put baby next to the washer.Put your baby in his infant seat, fasten him securely, and place the seat next to the washing machine or dryer while it's in operation.

4.Stay calm. If your baby's marathon crying drives you to the brink of insanity, remind yourself that colic is not a serious medical problem that threatens his or her health. With that knowledge in mind, understand that this is just a stage in your child's development, albeit an unpleasant one, that will soon pass.

5.Soothe, don't stimulate.Some crying, colicky babies may be overly stimulated, so try soothing the infant instead of bouncing or rocking him or her. a pacifier; or repetitious sounds, such as the noise of a fan or humidifier.

6.If you are breast feeding then drink Chamomile Tea.You can drink this unless you are alergetic to Pollens.You can give your baby too , it is very effective for colic pain but make sure you consult with the paediatrician before giving anything to the baby.

7.Try eliminating dairy products for two weeks and switch to soy products, both for baby and for you, if you're breast-feeding. If you don't notice any improvement, assume milk isn't the culprit.

8.Running water. Water soothes the savage beast...and the screaming baby. One of the simplest calming techniques is to place a bowl in the sink and turn on the faucet. Hold your baby next to the sink so he can hear the water cascading into the bowl. If the kitchen sink doesn't produce enough volume, perhaps try the bathroom sink. An enclosed space, like a bathroom, may accentuate the soothing sounds of water.

9.Warm water. Put warm (not hot) water in a hot-water bottle and place it against your baby's stomach. This can be soothing.

10.Basil. This aromatic herb contains large amounts of eugenol, which, among other things, has antispasmodic and sedative properties. Place 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves in a cup and fill it with boiling water. Cover and let stand for ten minutes. Strain and, while warm or at room temperature, give it to the infant in a bottle. (consult your doctor before giving) A nursing mother may also drink the tea.

11.Mint. Mint has antispasmodic properties, which may help reduce intestinal spasms in colicky infants. Place 1 teaspoon dried mint in a cup and fill with boiling water. Let stand for ten minutes. Strain well and, while warm, feed to the baby in a bottle(consult with your doctor before). Nursing mothers may want to have a cup of mint tea, too.

Note:The most important. Make sure you burp your baby after every time you feed. If you feel that the baby is more gasious, take one or two break and burp the baby inbetween the feeds.

All the Best!!!

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Response from: shyam ,   
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Bonnisan Syrup is Himalaya's Healthcare product, the natures balanced Digestive tonic for babies,helps restore normal physiological functions of the digestive tract, acts as an appetizer and helps infants gain weight adequately. Contains Indian Dill (Madhura) Oil well-known remedy for flatulence in children. Yarrow (Biranjasipha) is known to possess carminative & digestive properties. Can help promote healthy baby growth with better digestion & appetizing properties. Bonnisan has carminative and digestive properties, which relieve symptoms of colic in gastrointestinal disorders in infants. The Key Ingredients Include, Gulancha tinospora (Tinospora cordifolia), Capers (Capparis spinosa), Indian long pepper (Piper longum), Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), Wild chicory (Cichorium intybus), Negro coffee (Cassia occidentalis), Chebulic myrobalan (Terminalia chebula), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum). Dosage : Infants upto 1 month - 1/2 teaspoon daily,1 to 6 months - 1 teaspoon full 3 times daily. My mother used to feed me GRIPE WATER, hence, I recommend it as a home remedy for babies with colic, gas, teething pain, reflux or other stomach ailments. Its ingredients vary, and may include alcohol, bicarbonate, ginger, dill, fennel and chamomile. It is typically given to the infant with a dropper in liquid form, a single dose may be 2.5 to 10 ml, depending on the age of the baby, repeated several times daily. It is for soothing intestinal pains, gas or other stomach ailments. Your baby of one and a half week can be given 2.5ml that is 1/2 tea spoon. It is available in the US as an over-the-counter FDA regulated medicine as well as in various dietary supplement forms. Although many parents report positive results using gripe water no formal clinical studies have confirmed its efficacy. The medical benefits of gripe water are not known. But with practical knowledge it may suit some babies. It is advisable that you ask your family doctor over phone what will really suits your child.

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Response from: Rajesh Nair,   
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Dosage for your baby is 2.5ml with 5ml boiled water and should be given is divided doses. More more details about bonissan will be obtained from http://www.ayurvedaforall.com/578/b…

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Response from: daya patodia,   
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From my own experience with my grandchild who is now 6 months Bonnissan is a very safe and effective medicine.We had started it when she was barely 10 days old and the dosage was 2.5 ml. once a day.Therefore i think you can safely give her the medicine.But a prior consultation with the doctor is of utmost importance.

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Response from: surjit singh,   
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It is advisable to not to give any medicine to the baby without the cosultation of pediatrician.Even these specialists refrain from prescibing any medicine unless there is an emergency.So,be cautious in administrating any medicine to the baby.All the best.

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Response from: kalyanasundaram P,   
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For one and half year baby u can give this once in 10 days for her/him problam until thr problam is over Take one vetrrilai,2 pepper, small piece of ginger, Jeer Kam 1/4 teaspoon, Omam 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 piece of poondu,,little quantity of pranayama , Mix everything in a mixi make it a fine paste . then make a small balls . give one ball in the morning and evening for 3 days he will be alright and wont get this oroblam at all if you regularly give this one day for once in a month . Will not do any HORM because all are herbs

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Bonnisan has a strong taste. i think it is not advisable for u'r days baby .anyway consult any doctor for u'r kid's stomach cramps and colic

Bonnisan is more or less similar to Gripe water.but u give it on doctors advise .

just rubbing a very small pinch of asafoetida in her tongue will be a good subtitute for Bonnisan.

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Response from: Neelam Sharma,   
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Boil water add a pinch of Ajwain (also known as carom, ajowan, or bishop's weed)till the water gets reduced 1/4 tsp and than add sugar for taste give it to your baby.you can give your baby 3 to 4 drops of bonissan

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Response from: J EDWIN,   
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elcarim is the alteranative for bonnisan the dosage is 5ml t.i.d

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Response from: preeti juneja,   
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half teaspoon three times a day

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Response from: vaishnavi karthikeyan,   
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hi joshua , i read ur query.ads u mentioned it is for a new born so first try giving some luke warm or soak 1or 2 dry grapes in warm water and squeeze the juice and give some 4-5 drops of to the baby. twice a day.

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Response from: imrose medhora,   
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Hey First always burp him aftyer each feed and also during the feed.Secondly give her Gripe water added directly to the milk.if u breast feed then before.this works worked for my dayghter.If you are breastfeeding you too eat suva so that gas doesnot accumulate in your body.

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