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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 14:14 PM   1
livbaybee1
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cow and gate comfort watery ??


Hia ,my hv suggested I try cow + gate comfort milk as my little boy has colic and gets a lot of wind etc, I made up a bottle but it seemed really watery and thin although I thought comfort was a lot thicker :s , it basically dissolved in the water and looked really thin , thinner than the normal cow n gate milk, is that normal? Or could I have a tin from a bad batch? I've made a few now and all watery so carrying on using normal cow n gate on last feed, also my lil man seems more restless on the comfort and hardly drinking it, not drinking as much, should I just stick to the normal cow and gate? I'm using infacol which helps at times but not as much as I'd like, is gripe water better than infacol? Thanks x



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 14:19 PM   2
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I can't remember what Comfort was like from when Amy tried it. The SMA version was stupidly thick but Comfort doesn't stick in my mind as being especially thick or thin.

I find gripe water miles better than Infacol - but good luck finding some as there is a national shortage of the stuff My friend found a bottle for me yesterday and Ollie has had a fantastic wind clearout from both ends today. There wasn't really a noticeable difference whether we used Infacol or not.

If you can't get gripe water, Dentinox Colic Drops worked a little better than Infacol for us.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 14:25 PM   3
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Thanks, I know I heared about the shortage and in my local supermarkets and boots have been out of stock , do you know why?x



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 14:27 PM   4
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Nobody seems to have a clue! The only information I've been able to find online is on baby forums where people are discussing it. When I asked in Boots they just said they hadn't received any for a while and didn't know why.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 14:33 PM   5
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Same, strange, heared boots do there own make but was sold out too when last looked and online, hopfully get more soon x



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 15:24 PM   6
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Yep, no Boots own brand here either.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 16:12 PM   7
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Comfort should be a bit thicker than first milk are you making it with hot enough water?



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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 17:40 PM   8
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In regards to gripe water, I believe one of the main ingredients is chamomile. If you google, there is lots of info about giving chamomile to babies - I have been doing it for the past week or so and my almost 10 week old is much less windy.

I make up 250ml of water with one chamomile tea bag (an organic one with no caffeine and no other ingredients). I let it cool and keep it in the fridge. I give it to her at night before her 6pm feed- I mix around 20 mls of the tea solution with 20 mls of cooled boiled water and she loves it. I wouldn't give her more than that - you could also try less if you weren't too sure.

I keep the tea solution in a 100 ml bottle so it lasts a few days - I throw out the rest of the 250mls that I made. You could also make it daily if you aren't comfortable with storing it in the fridge.



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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 17:52 PM   9
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Hi . I know what you mean , I noticed a difference when I switched to it . I have to make it with just boiled water that has cooled down for 5-10 mins as found it wouldn't mix right if made with cooled boiled water and then warmed . I then put it in cold water to rapid cool by which time it's much thicker , the consistency does seem different though . Also baby might be taking longer to feed if it's it's thicker as I've had to use variflow teets otherwise my bambino just can't get the milk .



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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 19:39 PM   10
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Thanks for replys mabey its just me and it isn't watery I'm not sure, I just thought as people was saying its thick I'm thinking it should look a lot thicker than mabey it is lol, but it just don't seem much different consisdesey to the normal cow and gate milk, ye I waited 10 mins and done it and just didn't really seem any thicker than normal milk but mabey its just me lol.



 
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