AIBU to not get how Infacol get away with it?

(126 Posts)
ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 15:50:56

I mean compare this

with this

confused

RaisinDEtre Mon 01-Oct-12 15:54:30

Infacol was rubbish for my kid but dentinox was brill*

go figure

*nb I know anecdote does not = data

monkeysbignuts Mon 01-Oct-12 15:55:19

so it doesn't work! I thought it was just me, I tried everything from infacol to those lactase drops and it didn't work. My baby just got through it on his own around 10 weeks old.

McPhee Mon 01-Oct-12 15:56:49

Oh shut up

My Dd has suffered with reflux

It's been a lifeline.

Not in the mood for this crap.

noblegiraffe Mon 01-Oct-12 15:58:36

No better than placebo doesn't mean the same as 'doesn't work' necessarily as the placebo effect can actually be quite strong.

Viperidae Mon 01-Oct-12 15:59:12

Often children's medicines do more to reassure parents that they are doing something to help than to cure symptoms in the child.

Many medicines for both adults and children are more "kidology" than science.

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 15:59:26

hmmm well we only looked into it as HV kept going on about it...but the more you look...well...

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 16:00:14

yeah but it seems a shame when there are things that DO work beyond placebo that you should end up well...conned!

duletty Mon 01-Oct-12 16:00:45

i found it helpful with mine and would recommend it all on the basis that it did work

produced lovely orangey burps

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 16:01:28

McPhee replux =/= colic.....not a damn reason why it wouldn't help with reflux....so erm good luck and go to it....

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 16:01:38

reflux even...

Mintyy Mon 01-Oct-12 16:01:49

Go on then, ICBINEG, what does work for colic?

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 16:02:28

duletty ohhh well I would get onto the NHS clinical evidence team...clearly they have made a huge mistake and will change their page the moment they hear of your orangey burps....

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 16:04:03

range of things...

mostly things that reduce sensory overload.

Also for babies that are lactose intolerant, a bunch of things aimed either at replacing missing enzymes or removing lactose (although of course the vast majority of colicky babies aren't lactose intolerant...)

RaisinDEtre Mon 01-Oct-12 16:04:56

what does =/= mean? [scratches head]

monkeysbignuts Mon 01-Oct-12 16:04:56

I am not sure how a baby would benefit from placebo effect? surly they are too young?

RaisinDEtre Mon 01-Oct-12 16:05:50

sensory overload makes a baby have colic? confused

noblegiraffe Mon 01-Oct-12 16:05:54

Because things that work beyond placebo (such as?) might be more expensive, more harmful, less easy to get hold of?

If the placebo works, why knock it?

Viperidae Mon 01-Oct-12 16:07:13

Placebo might work on a baby if parent feels they have given baby something to make them better so relaxes and baby picks up on parent being less stressed.

ShobGiteTheKnid Mon 01-Oct-12 16:07:27

=/= does not equal

monkeysbignuts Mon 01-Oct-12 16:07:35

But for a placebo to work the person getting it would have to have an understanding that the drug could help a problem they are having?
A baby 2/3 weeks old has no understanding what medicine is?

DesperatelySeekingPomBears Mon 01-Oct-12 16:08:31

I was prescribed it by my GP, so clearly the NHS must think it has some value or they wouldn't waste money prescribing it. Tbd, DS didn't have colic, he just wouldn't burp, however the infacol did produce nice, satisfying belches the second I sat him upright.

RaisinDEtre Mon 01-Oct-12 16:08:34

Shob, thank you, it's obvious isn't it [smacks forehead]

BackforGood Mon 01-Oct-12 16:08:42

Well, it worked wonders when mine were little - tbh, I don't really care how, that screaming was hard to cope with.

Raspberryandorangesorbet Mon 01-Oct-12 16:09:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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