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Was a waste if money for me but may help others
Member Name: SamPerry
Disadvantages: Caused bad diarrohea and made colic even worse!
My son has suffered with colic from the age of 3 weeks, we tried all the usual treatments, Infacol, gripe water, Dentinox, and we changed his milk to Aptamil easy digest, all with no improvement.
My health visitor then suggested that I try Colief drops, I was at my wits end so would have tried anything that may have helped to stop the endless screaming and to ease my poor boy's pain.
My first negative thought was that they were very expensive, they cost £10 for the tiniest bottle you have ever seen, but I didn't care how much they cost as long as they helped my son.
My second negative thought after reading the full instructions were how awkward they were to put into the feed. I thought that you would simply just put the drops into the feed and hey presto, but no! If putting the drops into warm milk you have to put them in at least half an hour before you give the feed to your baby to give it chance to work. Or you could put them into luke warm water and then put it into the fridge but it then had to be left in the fridge for at least 4 hours for it to take effect. For some reason if you add the drops and don't put them in the fridge you have to use 2 drops, but if you put it in the fridge you have to use only 1 drop, needless to say I chose the 2nd option!
I didn't fancy the thought of having to add the drops at least half an hour before the feed was due, it wasn't really a problem through the day but would be impossible on a night as I only wake up when my son cries for his feed, which would then mean I would have to leave him screaming for at least half an hour - just not practical, im afraid!!
We used the drops for 6 days, my health visitor advised me that they need at least 3 days to take effect and that if we didn't see any change after 3 days then there was no point continuing with them as they won't help.
Im sorry to say that all they seemed to do was upset my poor little man even more, they gave him very, very bad diarrohea, to the point where every time he passed wind he also pooed! And seemed to make his colic even worse.
Needless to say Colief will probably help some people, it all depends on the baby, as we know they are all different, but it didn't work for my son. But to be honest nothing worked, he was immune to anything we tried!! He is now 11 weeks and growing out of it, im pleased to say!!!
Summary: Didnt work for my son, but may help someone else.
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