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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. This can cause discomfort commonly known as colic and characterised by lengthy periods of distressed crying. Suitable from birth, Colief 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, Infant 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 Drops for as long as it is needed.

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How to use Colief

Infant Drops are suitable to use from birth and can be used whether an infant is breastfed or formula-fed. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when preparing your infant’s formula.

 Feeding Options Number Of Drops How to Use Colief
Breastfeeding with Colief4 Drops

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  • Express a few tablespoons of breast milk into a sterilised container.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief Infant Drops.
  • Give this to your infant on a sterilised spoon before initiating breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeed as normal.
Using Colief with formula4 Drops

  • Prepare your infant’s formula as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Wait 30 minutes, shaking the formula occasionally, then feed your infant as normal, making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.
Making formula in advance using Colief2 Drops

  • Prepare your infant’s formula as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Add 2 drops of Colief Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Store in your refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours before use and use within 12 hours.
  • Feed your infant as normal making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.
Using Colief with ready-made formula4 Drops

  • Warm the formula.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Wait 30 minutes, shaking the formula occasionally, then feed your infant as normal, making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.

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.

4. Try a one-week trial of Colief Infant Drops to help diagnose whether temporary lactose intolerance could be the cause of your baby’s colic symptoms.

5. Despite the characteristic inconsolable nature of the crying, it may be possible to reduce colic symptoms by trying different soothing techniques, as some babies may respond better to some techniques than others. You may find some of the following helpful:

  • Holding the baby during crying episodes
  • Wearing baby in a sling
  • Gentle motion, such as rocking, pushing them in a pram or going for a drive
  • Background noise, such as the vacuum cleaner, hairdryer or washing machine
  • White noise
  • A warm bath
  • Baby massage

 

Helpful Videos

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

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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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