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Colief - any experience?

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idontevencare Mon 22-Aug-16 20:52:13

I can't take the crying and screaming anymore. Infacol doesn't seem to be doing anything. Is Colief any good?

Gingeete Mon 22-Aug-16 20:54:24

I used it with my DD2. I didn't find it made any difference. How old is your little one?

Gingeete Mon 22-Aug-16 20:55:43

Best thing I did was change to comfort Aptamil and Aptamil reflux. Also
Put her on her side propped with a rolls up towel. My DD was a nightmare. I feel for you.

Monochromecat Mon 22-Aug-16 20:59:28

It was the only thing that worked to reduce the crying and dreaming of my son. Definitely worth a try - fingers crossed...

idontevencare Mon 22-Aug-16 21:00:19

She's 2 months (2 weeks corrected). She's breastfed so can't switch milk but considering adding a bottle of formula in to see if it helps settle her although I really don't want to sad

Monochromecat Mon 22-Aug-16 21:01:48

I breastfed my son. I added the coiled to a little expressed milk or formula before then breastfeeding.

FuzzyOwl Mon 22-Aug-16 21:03:39

Is it definitely colic that is the problem? I didn't find colief did anything but it was recommended to me, so I am assuming it has worked.

Heirhelp Mon 22-Aug-16 21:08:34

Did nothing for my DD but she has reflux.

Heirhelp Mon 22-Aug-16 21:09:27

Have you tried cutting out dairy from your diet?

idontevencare Mon 22-Aug-16 21:09:55

I mentioned how she's been to both the GP and her consultant and they didn't suggest anything else that it could be but they didn't definitively say it was colic either.

Every day from about 5pm she gets really fussy and cries on and off til about 9/10pm. She seems constantly hungry in the evening but pulls herself off the breast and she has lots of wet nappies at this time. She does seem very uncomfortable and usually she will do a big poo and then begin to settle down afterwards.

bigfriendlygiant Mon 22-Aug-16 21:12:42

Is she straining with the poo?

I gave my son infacol, he struggled with his poos, and I read online people saying it can cause constipation... but you can find anything online if you search enough!

YorkieDorkie Mon 22-Aug-16 21:12:58

I was just about to mention try cutting dairy and see if it makes a difference. It can be the cows milk protein I believe.

idontevencare Mon 22-Aug-16 21:15:59

She doesn't seem to be struggling. The consultant said it could be that her cluster feeding at night is meaning that she's taking in milk quicker than she can digest it so the undigested milk sits in her stomach and starts fomenting which produces gases which makes her uncomfortable. But she also said there's not a lot I can do about that! If it is that it will just get better as her digestive system matures.

idontevencare Mon 22-Aug-16 21:17:25

I can try cutting out dairy - I'll just need to find an alternative for my porridge in the morning!

If it is that how long does it take until it's out of my system?

AmyInTheBoonies Mon 22-Aug-16 21:22:12

Colief did nothing for my dd. I cut out dairy and then gluten. Decent but not spectacular improvement after that.

I'd try cutting dairy out first as much easier than gluten. I like coconut milk as quite rich tasting. But oak milk is quite bland and like semi skimmed milk (obviously not ok if you are gluten free).

Good luck, it's very tough having a difficult baby flowers.

Heirhelp Mon 22-Aug-16 21:22:18

You could use a non diary milk like oat milk to go on your porridge.

I have no idea how long it would take to work. The kellymom website is really good and may have some advice on it.

AmyInTheBoonies Mon 22-Aug-16 21:23:50

Also try Biogaia or baby biotic - we had some success with those, noticed some improvements versus none with colief.

FuzzyOwl Mon 22-Aug-16 21:29:08

I did a baby massage course that had some good techniques on helping a colicky baby. Not sure if you have anything similar locally to you that you could try out or whether you could look on YouTube for a similar tutorial.

chanel223 Mon 29-Aug-16 20:10:50

For my colicky son I have used babies magic tea with great relief.

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