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.
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.