Does anyone have experience of using this and ebf-ing? My 5 week old DS is getting all colicy in the evenings. I had him on infacol but then stupidly stopped it as I thought it was giving him diarriah. Managed to get him back on it on Sunday, but it's not working as well yet, so bought Colief upon recommendation.
Only problem is that you're supposed to mix it with expressed breast milk before each feed. I've only managed a couple, but it's a real faff. I've got A LOT of milk (which is what makes my DS so windy I think) and really struggled to regulate supply. Any time I express it sends my bazookas in to overdrive again, so really loathe to meddle.
Can I just put the drops in his mouth before a feed?? Any advice is appreciated. For now I am just going to stick with infacol and order yet MORE nappies !
Hi LittleMilla - what's baby doing at the moment that leads you to think he has colic? Not saying he doesn't but it might be something else or just him being a baby
BF babies poo is meant to be very runny and not 'formed' like an adult's is (or indeed a formula fed baby though they are softer than an adults but not loose like a bf baby's) so don't worry about diarrhea unless the poos are watery (like poo and water slightly mixed together <sorry>).
Colief is lactase solution (lactase is the digestive enzyme that digests lactose the sugar in milk) according to their website you 'only' need to express a few tablespoons of milk (I would guess a few is 2-3 which would be 30-45mls which might be half a feed for a 5 week old baby) to mix the drops into.
Sorry , should have been clearer on poo sitch. it was more frequency (up to 10 a day!) versus consistency. It's pretty normal in terms of colour etc.
truth he tends to get unbearable from about 6-11. He can fall asleep and then wake up screaming in pain. He's often rigid, back arched etc. We then try in vain to burp and comfort him but nothing works - he'll fuss on my boob , but it seems that exhaustion is the only think that settles him.
he's currently squirming on me having pulled off my boob. so off to bath him. any suggestions greatly appreciated :-)
If you genuinely have oversupply then it's much easier to deal with the problem by block feeding, than faffing around with Colief. Why not call the NCT BFing helpline (0300 330 0771) and talk to a counsellor about this? If it is oversupply it is usually easy to fix