my little girl is 2 and a half weeks old she has really bad colic ive tried infacol and colief does work but find it hard to use bcoz of having to leave it 30mins before giving it as she screams for her food and cant wait that long to be fed. Im currently on sma first milk is there anything else i cud switch too which cud help her? My midwife has discharged me and i havent been seen by health visitor yet
Infacol works by breaking down some of the lactose in the milk to make it more easily digestable. There are Comfort milks such as Aptamil Comfort or Cow and Gate Comfort which contains less lactose than other milks and proteins that are already partially broken down, so they are easier to digest and help with wind, colic and constipation. See link xxx
Our first baby Sophie fed fine on Cow & Gate first stage milk until she was 2 weeks and then started being fussy, crying and kicking her arms & legs out like she was in pain when feeding but then tried her on Cow & Gate comfort and she was back to feeding fine after 2-3 days. We also used Infacol & gripe water as we still struggled to get her wind up without them.
Our 2nd baby Layla started doing the same after feeding so we changed her to Aptimil comfort (we going to get cow & gate comfort but the local shop didn't have it). And after being on it 3 days she's not as fussy, isn't crying, straining and grunting like she's got a pain and isn't as windy. x
Word of warning with the comfort milks watch ur teats. I use avent bottles snd size 1+2 had too smaller hole for the milk to go thru but found mam size 1 teats spot on. Also ive heard dr brown bottles are fantastic. Never got a chance to try them as my bubs went from colic to reflux . Good luck with changing milks its not easy but persevere its worth it....i think lol. X
I use infacol, sometimes colic drops and gripe water, i was told by the health visitor that infocal only works when used at pretty much every feed, so may be quite expensive over time. I tried gripe water by using a bottle that i only use for that purpose with a no.1 teat (LO's on no.2's with his milk) because its thinner than milk and he wont choke on it! I just put the required amount in the bottle and give it to him mid way or after a feed. Seems to do the trick most of the time! As stated above though you could try the comfort milks, but talk to your doc first.
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