About Colief®

Colief® offers a range of gentle products that provide soothing comfort to babies, children and new mothers. Colief’s scientific knowledge and proven expertise in colic caused by temporary lactose intolerance informed the development of Colief Infant Digestive Aid two decades ago. Now, the brand offers an extended mum and baby care range.

Colief® Infant Digestive Aid

Is your baby suffering from Colic?

 

What is Colic?

​As any parent with a distressed, crying baby knows, colic affects a whole household, and can be very upsetting for parents. Colic is defined as repeated episodes of excessive and inconsolable crying in a new-born baby who otherwise appears to be perfectly healthy. The condition can affect up to one in five babies, so you’re not alone.

Infant colic can have many causes. Research indicates that 38% of colic cases are 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 gas, bloating and cause discomfort, and one of the main symptoms is inconsolable crying.

Symptoms Of Colic

3+ hours of crying

Drawing up of the knees

Arched back

Flushed cheeks

Inconsolable

If you suspect your baby has colic you could try a 1-week trial of Colief Infant Digestive Aid to see if temporary lactose intolerance is the cause of the colic symptoms. 100% natural and one of the UK’s most prescribed colic products, Colief Infant Digestive Aid has been trusted by UK parents and healthcare professionals for over 20 years.

For many babies, Colief Infant Digestive Aid can help ease the symptoms of colic by breaking down the lactose in infant formula or expressed breast milk, making it easier to digest. The result is less discomfort and fewer tears. Simply add a few drops of Colief Infant Digestive Aid to the milk each time you breastfeed or use infant formula.

Could It Be Something Else?

Other conditions can cause excessive crying, such as constipation and gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD). If your baby has other symptoms, such as blood in the stools and vomiting, speak to your GP.

Top Tips For Dealing With Colic

1. Although it is distressing, the most important thing to remember if your baby is affected by colic is to remain calm.

2. Introduce a soothing routine around the time of the day when your baby’s colic is usually at its worst, this is typically in the evenings.

3. Keep a log of the times when your baby’s colic is at its worst – you may be able to find a pattern associated with any triggers, allowing you to understand better how to ease the symptoms.

4. Try a one-week trial of Colief Infant Digestive Aid to help diagnose whether temporary lactose intolerance could be the cause of your baby’s colic symptoms.

Helpful Videos

To find out how to relieve colic, treat the symptoms and watch an expert video from
independent health visitor, Megan Jolin, see below.

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 Digestive Aid
  • 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 Digestive Aid 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 Digestive Aid 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 Digestive Aid 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.

 

 

Latest News

After being tested by 100 parents and an expert panelfrom 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 Digestive Aid has won silver in the National Parenting Product Awards in the category of Preferred Baby Treatment for Relief of Colic.

Hear from the experts

Find some great advice from our panel of experts.

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How to Guides

Find out how to use Colief Infant Digestive Aid with formula and mother’s milk. 

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