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Crying Baby? Help With Colic

Help ease colic symptoms with Colief

Infant colic can have many causes. In some cases, it is caused by temporary lactose intolerance. This is when babies are unable to fully break down lactose, a complex sugar in breast milk and infant formula. As a result this can cause discomfort commonly known as colic and characterised by lengthy periods of distressed crying. Suitable from birth, Infant Drops are completely natural and help break down lactose into simpler sugars, glucose and galactose, making it easier for your baby to digest their feeds and reducing their discomfort.

Trusted by mums and recommended by healthcare professionals for over twenty years, Colief Drops contains lactase enzyme and can be used every time you feed your baby, either in expressed breast milk or infant formula. At around three to four months a baby’s digestive system will naturally cope better with lactose and usually symptoms will disappear. However, if symptoms persist you can continue to use Colief Infant Drops for as long as it is needed.

What is Colic?

Colic is defined as repeated episodes of excessive and inconsolable crying in a new-born baby who otherwise appears to be perfectly healthy. The condition can affect up to one in five babies, so you’re not alone.

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Symptoms Of Colic

symptoms of colic - crying time
3+ hours of crying
symptoms of colic drawing up knees
Drawing up of the knees
symptoms of colic - arched back
Arched back
symptoms of colic - flushed cheeks
Flushed cheeks
symptoms of colic - inconsolable

Inconsolable

Could It Be Something Else?

Other conditions can cause excessive crying, such as constipation and gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD). Therefore if your baby has other symptoms, such as blood in the stools and vomiting, speak to your GP.

Top Tips For Dealing With Colic

1. Although it is distressing, the most important thing to remember if your baby is affected by colic is to remain calm.

2. Introduce a soothing routine around the time of the day when your baby’s colic is usually at its worst, this is typically in the evenings.

3. Keep a log of the times when your baby’s colic is at its worst – you may be able to find a pattern associated with any triggers, allowing you to understand better how to ease the symptoms.

Podcast: Understanding Colic & How to Cope

Helpful Videos

To find out how to relieve colic, treat the symptoms and watch expert videos from independent health visitor, Dawn Kelly, see below.

Latest News

After being tested by 100 parents and an expert panel from a broad range of areas relating to parenting & child, product design and healthcare the National Parenting Product Awards revealed the results of the 2020 Awards.

Colief Infant Drops has won silver in the National Parenting Product Awards in the category of Preferred Baby Treatment for Relief of Colic.

Colief Infant Drops Silver award

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References:

1. Infant and Toddler Forum (2014) Preventing Vitamin D Deficiency in Toddlers https://www.infantandtoddlerforum.org/media/upload/pdf-downloads/4.7_Preventing_Vitamin_D_ Deficiency_in_Toddlers.pdf.
2. Public Health England and Food Standards Agency (2014) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: results from Years 1 to 4 (combined) of the rolling programme for 2008 and 2009 to 2011 and 2012 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-diet- and-nutrition-survey-results-from-years-1-to-4-combined-of-the-rollingprogramme- for-2008-and-2009-to-2011-and-2012.
3. Public Health England (2016) PHE publishes new advice on vitamin D. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-publishes-new-advice-on-vitamin-d
4. NHS (2017) Vitamin D. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Vitamin-D.aspxtings.

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