(AD) Colic: what to do – in partnership with Care Co-Lactase

When I first heard of colic, I had a screaming baby in my arms, and I had no idea what to do. It was my first baby, and I was only just mastering the art of nappy changes, and how to wind a tiny human properly. And there, in front of me, Dr Google told me that all signs pointed to colic. But what was I supposed to do next?

My baby, my little son, had turned from a relatively laid-back fellow, to a very fussy baby at night. Especially when it came to late evening, and I would sit up in bed and cry and will him to sleep. Having a newborn baby is wonderful. But so much of it is so hard, and you are often left feeling clueless at how to cope.

In the end, I managed to find my way, I would search for tips, or follow what other mums were doing on my birth board. And the saying “the days are long, but the years are short” really did ring true, as he didn’t stay that way for long, and while he was no perfect sleeper (by ANY stretch of the imagination) we did get our evenings, our sanity, and our happy baby back.

Since then, my other two have been blessed not to suffer with colic. Which was a real blessing, even though this time I would have known how to manage better and what to try.

I had the opportunity to work with Care Co-Lactase, recently. An email came in my inbox, hoping to raise awareness of this innovative colic product. And as I read more on it and did some research on how it all worked, it felt like a good partnership to enter into, because, ultimately, if one parent sees this post, or watches my video (which I will leave linked here and embedded at the end of this post), and find some advice, or Care Co-Lactase helps their baby, then it will be a job well done.

So what is Care Co-Lactase and how does it work?

Care Co-Lactase is essentially a medicine that can be taken to help your baby cope with the nasty symptoms of colic. Which can include intense bouts of crying for a period of hours, a red face, clenched fists, an arched back, and pulling their legs up to their chest.

Colic is thought to stem from indigestion, trapped wind, or a temporary gut sensitivity to certain proteins and sugars found in milk – both breastmilk and formula. In fact, there is evidence that suggests that the immature digestive system of babies can struggle making enough lactase to digest the lactose (a natural milk sugar found in breast and formula milk) in their feed, which can cause colicky symptoms, such as the ones I mentioned above.

And this is where the Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops come in. They help make digesting lactose easier for your baby without delaying the feeding process. Yes, unlike other products available, Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops don’t interfere with the feeding process, meaning a baby can be fed immediately, rather than waiting for the medicine to take effect. Which is amazing when you have a baby that is really struggling. They can also be used from birth and work with both breast and formula milk.

If you want to find out a bit more, and also some other tips on how I dealt with colic, six years ago (!), then feel free to watch my video below. And good luck – colic is expected to clear-up by the time your baby is six months-old, if not sooner. So, while it’s tough right now, an end is in sight, and hopefully Care Co-Lactase can offer your baby some relief in the meantime, along with other techniques too!

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  • *This post is a paid collaboration with Care Co-Lactase, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for reading!

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    11th May 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I am so lucky I haven’t had a baby with collic yet but good to know what is out there!

    Katie xx

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