Continuous crying could mean your baby is suffering from colic. Luckily, there’s an easy solution
When you’re a parent, nothing is more distressing than hearing your baby continuously cry. However, it’s essential to remember that crying is your baby’s main form of communication – their excessive cries could be a way of letting you know they’re suffering from colic. Although it can be worrying, colic is in fact common.
Thankfully symptoms of colic, if related to temporary lactose intolerance, which can happen as your baby’s digestive system develops, can be easily treated with Colief® Infant Drops. The drops contain lactase, a naturally-occurring enzyme that helps relieve the symptoms by breaking down the lactose in milk, making it easier to digest. Simply add the drops to your baby’s feeds, either in expressed breast milk or formula, 30 minutes before feeding to allow time for the drops to work.
Temporary lactose intolerance is common in many babies as their digestive systems develop. Topping up a baby’s lactase levels is a good first step to tackling the symptoms naturally, as it’s the most commonly prescribed treatment for colicky symptoms and is widely recommended by health visitors. Colief® Infant Drops is a natural product which pharmacists recommend to new parents to test for temporary lactose intolerance. It works by breaking down the lactose in baby’s milk, whether that’s from breast or bottle.
Having worked in the healthcare profession as a qualified health visitor and lecturer for more than 20 years, Dawn Kelly is a member of the Colief Expert Panel and recommends Colief® Infant Drops when the symptoms of colic appear. Dawn advises that topping up your colicky baby’s lactase levels is a sensible first step to tackling the telltale symptoms of colic naturally.
Top tips for dealing with colic
1. Although it is extremely 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. You’ll find that this will typically be 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 these symptoms.
4. Try a one-week trial of Colief® Infant Drops to help diagnose whether sensitivity to lactose could be the problem. You could relieve the symptoms within a few days and be able to continue enjoying this special time with your newborn.
Colief® Infant Drops is available in supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide and online, as well as at colief.com Priced £11.99 for 7ml and £15.99 for 15ml.