Always give a baby pediatric medicine only, and always measure it with a pediatric measuring device.
If you’re having trouble getting baby to swallow the medicine, you can:
- Mix baby medicine with a small amount of milk in their bottle.
- Use a medicine syringe. Let them suck on it, or squirt a little medicine in their mouth at a time and let them swallow before the next squirt.
- Roll the syringe over their tongue to get them to swallow the medicine.
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