TABLE 3

Percentage of Infants Given Each DBS or Tea by Age

Specific DBS and TeasMonth 1Months 2–3Months 4–6Months 7–9Months 10–12
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Any DBS and teas2.44.34.43.13.4
Gripe watera0.91.81.20.50.3
Chamomile0.60.70.70.40.4
Teething tabletsb0.00.21.51.41.2
Tea, unspecified0.00.20.20.10.5
Mint0.10.10.20.10.1
Tummy sootherc0.10.40.10.00.0
Fennel0.10.30.10.00.0
Anise0.20.10.00.10.0
Echinacea0.10.00.10.10.2
Catnip0.10.00.00.00.0
Ginger0.00.00.20.00.1
Baby tea0.00.00.00.10.0
Herbal cold remedies0.00.00.00.00.1
Otherd0.20.70.80.81.0
  • Data were obtained from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II. Infants could be given more than 1 supplement in each month.

  • a May contain ginger and fennel but ingredients vary by brand.

  • b May contain chamomile and calcium phosphate and other ingredients depending on brand.

  • c May contain ginger, chamomile, and fennel.

  • d Includes chrysanthemum tea, clove oil, codonopsis astragalus, comfrey, elderberry tea, flax seed oil, garlic oil, goldenseal extract, grape extract, horehound tea, lemon tea, orange oil, orange tea, red raspberry tea, rosemary leaf tea, sambucol, slippery elm, and white oak bark.