Colief Infant Drops

About Colief

As any parent with a distressed, crying baby knows, colic affects a whole household and can be very frustrating and upsetting for parents. Colic is defined as repeated episodes of excessive and inconsolable crying in a newborn baby which otherwise appears to be perfectly healthy. Infant colic is a common condition, affecting up to one in five newborns, irrespective of whether the baby is breast or formula-fed. Infant colic can have many causes. In some cases, it is caused by temporary lactose intolerance. This is because, in the first months of life, some babies are unable to fully break down lactose, a complex sugar in breast and formula milk. It can produce wind, bloating and cause discomfort, and one of the main symptoms is inconsolable crying.

Help Ease Colic Symptoms With Colief

Trusted by mums and recommended by healthcare professionals, Colief Infant Drops is the original lactase enzyme and has been on the market for over 20 years. Colief Infant Drops are completely natural and break down lactose into simpler sugars, glucose and galactose, making it easier for your baby to digest their feeds and reducing their discomfort. The drops are suitable for use from birth onwards, even in premature babies. They can be used at every feed until the baby is around three to four months old. At this point in time, the baby’s body should be able to produce enough lactase enzyme on its own and the amount of Colief added to milk can be gradually withdrawn. However, if symptoms persist you can continue to use Colief Infant Drops for as long as it is needed.

Colief Clinical Evidence

Initial hospital trials in Cork showed that the product had a pronounced effect on babies with a temporary sensitivity to lactose. The trial was small but the results were significant and were published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics in September 1998. They showed that by breaking down most of the lactose in a baby’s feed by adding lactase enzyme drops to the milk a number of hours before feeding, the hours of crying were significantly reduced. These results were confirmed by a subsequent, larger trial at Guys Hospital in London, published in October 2001.

How to use Colief

Colief Infant Drops are suitable to use from birth and can be used whether an infant is breastfed or formula-fed. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when preparing your infant’s formula.

Feeding Options

Number Of Drops

How to Use Colief

Breastfeeding with Colief

4 Drops

  • Express a few tablespoons of breast milk into a sterilised container.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief Infant Drops.
  • Give this to your infant on a sterilised spoon before initiating breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeed as normal.
Using Colief with formula

4 Drops

  • Prepare your infant’s formula as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Wait 30 minutes, shaking the formula occasionally, then feed your infant as normal, making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.
Making formula in advance using Colief

2 Drops

  • Prepare your infant’s formula as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Add 2 drops of Colief Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Store in your refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours before use and use within 12 hours.
  • Feed your infant as normal making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.
Using Colief with ready-made formula

4 Drops

  • Warm the formula.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Wait 30 minutes, shaking the formula occasionally, then feed your infant as normal, making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.

 

 

Withdrawal of Colief Infant Drops

You can use Colief Infant Drops every time you feed your baby until the baby is approximately 3-4 months old. You should then be able to withdraw Colief Infant Drops from use gradually by:

1. halve the number of drops used per feed,

2. then use at alternative feedings,

3. finally, reduce to once a day until withdrawal is complete

If at any stage the signs of discomfort return, revert to previous dosage level. Do not give more than 64 drops in any 24-hour period.

Latest News

After being tested by 100 parents and an expert panel from a broad range of areas relating to parenting & child, product design and healthcare the National Parenting Product Awards revealed the results of the 2019 Awards.

Colief Infant Drops has won silver in the National Parenting Product Awards in the category of Preferred Baby Treatment for Relief of Colic.

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