This glycerite formula is great for almost anything that might be causing fussiness in your little one, from teething pain, colic and gas, burps and hiccups, to an overstimulated nervous system, or just general over tiredness.
I first created this formula as a tincture blend when my own son was around 8 weeks old, and was having lots of gas and burping that was keeping him awake all hours of the night. Due to multiple oral ties, he was swallowing lots of air while nursed, and then instead of falling asleep after a feeding, he'd get more and more unsettled due to the discomfort, which was an exhausting cycle for all of us. I started giving him just a drop or two of this blend dilute in some breastmilk, and we very quickly saw the improvement in his comfort.
We continue to use this blend to this day whenever he is having digestive issues, or when he just seems uncomfortable and we don't know exactly why. I’ve literally given him this blend, heard him toot a few minutes later, then fall asleep on me within another 5 minutes. It has helped us through tough moments more times than I can’t count.
And I’m convinced that he knows it makes him feel better. He will literally reach for the dropper and put it in his mouth before I can even get it to him. Maybe he actually likes the flavor, or maybe he knows that it really helps him!
We use it in lots of other circumstances as well, not just for gas and burps. We all know how hard it can be to calm a baby that has missed a nap and is way overtired or overstimulated. By using herbs that gently calm the nervous system, like catnip, we can help our little ones to come out of that fight or flight response, back into the relaxed state of the autonomic nervous system. Chamomile is also a well known remedy for helping to relieve teething pain. You can give the glycerite diluted in breast milk, straight from the dropper, or rub a few drops directly onto their gums.
If you know your little one typically has digestive discomfort after nursing or eating, you might consider giving a few drops of the glycerite right before feeding, and again right after if needed. You can give the glycerite straight into the mouth, dilute it in breast milk, water or any other liquid your little one will drink, or even add it to their food if needed.
Suggested Dosage: I like to start with one drop for every month of life (3 month old gets 3 drops at a time), but you can repeat doses and increase dosage as needed for desired results, using your best judgment.
Ingredients: organic vegetable glycerin, fresh organic chamomile, fresh organic catnip, organic fennel seed
This glycerite comes in a 2oz dropper bottle.