Using Infants’ Friend for the first time.
We are often asked at what age you can start using Infants Friend for your baby.
Gladly we can tell you that you can indeed use the Oral Liquid from birth.
There are several factors that are important for you to know if you are going to try Oral Liquid at this age, including how much to give, so before you rush off to your nearest Chemist, take a quick look at the tips below to make sure you are doing everything you can for your baby (and your own sanity) at this point in time.
Often mums become concerned when their baby becomes very upset, with long periods of crying. Baby seems to be very uncomfortable, he/she may appear to be in pain and generally they are inconsolable.
This is a very difficult time for you as a parent as you just want to do whatever you can to take the pain away! These symptoms may be referred to as “colic” and for more information on what that is take a look at a separate post we’ve done for you on colic.
Tips and Information When Using Infants Friend for the First Time
Don’t forget a Dropper
While you’re at the Chemist, pick up a dropper to use to give your baby the recommended amount of Oral Liquid. Your bottle of Oral Liquid does not come with a dropper as many families have a dropper at home. If you don’t – make sure you get one while you’re out!
How much do I give?
For infants up to a month old use 5 to 10 drops (0.25 – 0.5 ml).
For infants 1 to 3 months old use 10 to 20 drops (0.5 – 1.0 ml).
Dose is NOT critical – an extra couple of drops will not harm your baby.
What is the best way to give Infants’ Friend and when?
- Infants’ Friend Oral Liquid can be given with each feed. For example, a young baby feeds about every 3-4 hours. Therefore Infants’ Friend Oral Liquid can be administered 6-7 times in any 24 hour period. This is only if entirely necessary. Usually, 3 to 4 doses in a 24 hour period is sufficient.
- Infants’ Friend can be given before OR after each feed and if necessary, between feeds. Just experiment to work out when is the most suitable time for you and baby. It can be given with water or administered directly on the tongue (with the dropper).
- If your baby is bottle fed – Infants’ Friend Oral Liquid can be put into the bottle and is fine to add to Formula.
We hope these tips give you and baby some much needed relief!
If you have any further questions of if you have any health concerns, please consult your doctor.
For more information on Infants’ Friend Oral Liquid – refer to our website here https://infantsfriend.com.au/products/infants-friend-oral-liquid/
and/or FAQ’s here https://infantsfriend.com.au/faqs/infants-friend-oral-liquid/.