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Colief and breastfeeding

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Jsnb9319 Wed 25-Mar-20 06:31:42


Just wondered if anyone used colief for breastfeeding successfully? My DS struggles to pass wind out the bottom end and stools, especially at night.

I have tried infacol and that makes it worse. Currently on gripe water, which he seems to like and keeps him calmer but doesn't help really with the wind.

Looking to try colief but it seeks such a chore to express some breastmilk every single time and then feed him by spoon so just wondered if anyone had any experience of it?


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JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 26-Mar-20 13:44:43

Not tried it sorry OP. Is it just trumping he is struggling with?

knightlight Thu 26-Mar-20 14:30:22

I never used the colief after reading the box because I saw what a faff it was.

I did however use dentinox in the early months. It smells like minty chewing gum and baby didn't like taking it very much but it really worked for us. Just give a dose in a syringe like calpol. No need to express and mix.

I tended to give a dose then give boob to try and wash the minty flavour downgrin

123456kent Thu 26-Mar-20 14:33:39

I tried this for 12 hours and gave up. Baby feeding every 2 hours overnight - trying to express, mix with colief, spoon feed, breast feed, settle baby back to sleep, sterilise breast pump, go back to sleep? Absolutely impossible. It was a totally desperate time but I had to rule that out as an option.
Probiotic drops was the only thing that helped us in the end, and just waiting for her digestion system to develop

norbert23 Thu 26-Mar-20 14:40:47

I have - it's a faff but worth it if you think your baby is struggling to digest lactose. I tried with a spoon but that didn't work so instead I hand express a little bit into a bottle teat and add the drops to that. It's a pain but stopped the crying all evening!

Jsnb9319 Thu 26-Mar-20 14:57:52

Thanks all. I tried dentinox but he hates the flavour. Absolutely screams to the point of his eyes watering so didn't want to continue with that.

I will just carry on with gripe water until he develops I think because it does sound like a faff...

I got a free sample of some probiotics at a baby show so I will try that, thank you!

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