What’s Colic? Does Your Baby Have Colic?

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What’s Colic?

Have you heard about infant Colic before? Colic is defined as repeated episodes of excessive and inconsolable crying in an infant that is in otherwise perfect health. According to a study summary in American Family Physician, up to 28% of all infants experience colic.

Colic usually begins about two weeks after birth and subsides by three or four months of age. In theory it is a short period of time but inconsolable crying can cause a negative emotional impact on the entire family due to the constant crying. Parents of infants experiencing Colic usually have a hard time dealing with it as they are just trying to figure out a new stage of life and getting few hours of sleep at a time. It can be a very stressful time.

Generally, parents can identify colic using the “rule of threes:”

  • Unexplained crying in an infant for at least three hours per day,
  • Three days per week,
  • For at least three weeks (or more)

While the actual cause of colic is not known, it is believed that some babies have difficulty digesting the lactose in breast milk or infant formula.

I dealt with Colic when my now almost 4-year-old was an infant. The long periods of inconsolable crying started at around three weeks of age and they were very intense and extremely draining. Being first time parents we were doing everything we could to ensure he was o.k. but it was very stressful. It was so hard to see my baby crying and not being able to help him. He didn’t want his diaper changed, he wasn’t hungry or tired, he didn’t want to be in his crib or in my arms! I remember trying feeding him, swaddling, the swing, going for walks, getting in the car and driving around. It all seemed to fail!

I wish I knew about Colief Infant Drops back then. Colief is a dietary supplement that contains lacstase enzyme to help reduce colic-associated crying. Colief is a product for healthy babies who cry excessively and are extremely fussy – about a third of babies experience these symptoms.

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Colief Infant Drops can be found at Duane Reade, HEB, Walgreens, and online at http://us.colief.com for a suggested retail price of $14.99.

Click HERE to watch “THE ABC’s of Colic: Answers to Baby Colic and Digestion from Colief” video. Such a helpful video! Be sure to share it with friends and family too.

I am extremely lucky to have had no episodes of Colic with my second baby but if I ever have another baby and he/she experiences Colic I would definitively give Colief a try. The first few months of parenthood can be difficult and adding the stress of dealing with Colic is not fun for anyone. If there is something that can help my baby and my family I am willing to try it to bring back the happy times!

Those first couple of months are much more than just dealing with inconsolable crying, so many wonderful and beautiful moments to remember! Check out the memory board I put together with some photos of both of my babies during their first weeks/months and both of them now. Time goes by way too fast!

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What are some of your favorite memories/experiences with your happy baby?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Colief®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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10 responses to “What’s Colic? Does Your Baby Have Colic?”

  1. Andrea L — August 18, 2014 @ 9:01 pm (#)

    Dealing with colic is not fun! Thanks for sharing! I will be checking thsee drops for baby #3 due in December.

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  2. Jeannie — August 19, 2014 @ 9:27 am (#)

    My oldest had Colic and was definitely the most difficult 4 months, which didn’t help me because I was a first time mother and I thought I was doing ‘it’ all wrong. My baby didn’t just have a ‘purple time’ where he would cry at certain times of the day…he would cry all the time. However, once he became attached to his lovie, he started to quiet down and was a very happy and pleasant baby!

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  3. Anne Taylor — August 19, 2014 @ 10:31 am (#)

    Only one of my daughters was colicy, thank goodness! It was definitely a stress filled time and very easy to get overwhelmed! My youngest daughter is expecting her first baby and I’m glad to see this product is on the market, in case her baby needs it!

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  4. Laurie P — August 19, 2014 @ 4:21 pm (#)

    Haven’t had to deal with colic with either one of my kids…but have known others that have . Great to know there is a product out there to help…

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  5. DARLENE W — August 23, 2014 @ 11:03 am (#)

    Not one of my 3 had colic, I was truly blessed

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  6. Wanda Tracey — August 26, 2014 @ 12:37 am (#)

    I can’t imagine how difficult this must be to get through for some.Luckily I didn’t have any colicky babies.Thank goodness there are some products out there to help with it.

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  7. DARLENE W — August 27, 2014 @ 10:48 am (#)

    Not only is this torture for you as a parent but also for the baby. Thank goodness it only lasts a few months

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  8. kathy downey — March 5, 2015 @ 9:39 am (#)

    My sisters daughter cried for the first 6 months

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  9. kathy downey — April 2, 2015 @ 8:11 am (#)

    Mine didnt have colic thank heavens,but I know some Moms who did

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  10. Elva Roberts — September 6, 2016 @ 7:03 am (#)

    Our first grandchild had colic. It was very difficult for my daughter as she was their first child..After three miserable months, she was put on soy milk, and the crying stopped.
    We really enjoyed her then.
    My first precious memory of my first child was his first real smile.

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