Understanding colic and tips on how to relieve the symptoms

What is Colic?

Infant colic can have many causes. Colic is defined as repeated episodes of excessive and inconsolable crying in a newborn baby who otherwise appears to be perfectly healthy. The condition can affect up to one in five babies.  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.

Colief Infant Drops is formulated to help give you and your baby relief from colic – it contains lactase, an enzyme naturally occurring in our bodies that helps break down complex sugar lactose found in milk, dairy products, breast milk and infant formulas.

Colief Infant Drops is suitable from birth, trusted by mums and recommended by healthcare professionals for over twenty years. 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.  It 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.

Many parents find that massage techniques can help provide relief and comfort for their babies. Certain massage techniques, such as gentle circular motions on the baby's abdomen, can aid in relieving gas and constipation, which are common contributors to colic symptoms. Massaging the baby's tummy can help stimulate the digestive system, promoting better digestion and relieving colic-related discomfort.
Colief Baby Massage Oil

Colief Baby Massage Oil is created with gentle skin in mind. This calming massage oil is enriched with 100% natural ingredients and contains excellent moisturising and skin care properties for babies. Suitable from 3+ months (from full term date) and containing sweet almond oil, lavender, jojoba and vitamin E, this nourishing oil absorbs quickly and helps soften dry skin. Colief Baby Massage Oil has a warming and relaxing effect through gently massage. Available to buy online here.

Additional tips on how to deal with Colic include:

1. 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. 

2. 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.

3. You may find some of the following helpful:

• 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

• A warm bath

To find out more from independent health visitor, Dawn Kelly, click here.

If your baby's crying persists or if you have any concerns regarding your baby's health or wellbeing, you should seek professional medical advice without delay.


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