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How can I give my infant medication?

Have one person give the medicine while the other holds the infant, wrapped in a blanket to keep flailing arms at bay. Try this technique: Using a dropper, squirt in the medication slowly toward the side and back of the cheek. If your baby vomits within twenty minutes of taking the medicine, call your pediatrician. Another dose may be necessary.

From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

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