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Bye bye wind!
Member Name: Bunnyhop2
Advantages: Easy to dispense, suitable from birth
When my twins were newborns I was feeding them myself but also giving them formula top ups in the evening. Having no experience of winding babies neither myself or my husband had a clue what we were doing! We were shown lots of different methods by midwives during the time I was in hospital with them so by the time we got home we knew the techniques but both babies took ages to wind. It got even harder once I was on my own with them as if they finished feeding at the same time one would have to wait whilst I winded the other.
As well as being hard to wind they also both suffered from evening colic and so it was suggested to me by my health visitor that I gave Infacol a try.
Infacol comes in a sealed box telling you it's purpose 'relieves wind, infant colic and griping pain' and that it is suitable to use from birth. Inside the box is an instruction leaflet which clearly explains what the product is and how to use it. You are advised to seek further advice from your health visitor or GP if baby gets worse or symptoms do not improve
The actual product is in a 50ml bottle with a dropper as the top, it contains up to 100 doses and as the infacol has to be discarded after 28 days this is a good size. To ensure I knew when the 28 days was up I used to write the date I opened the bottle on the boxes, there is no way I would have remembered as I think my memory was exchanged for my babies!
How does Infacol work?
It contains 40mg Simeticone in each 1ml of the liquid, the active ingredient works by helps all the bubbles of air in your babies tummy come together into one large bubble which is then easier for baby to bring up. You have to use the product before every feed and for a few days before you start to see any difference but it did make bringing the wind up quicker. We also noticed that the crying in the evenings reduced as well but as babies usually grow out of this anyway it is hard to say if Infacol made the difference.
How do you give Infacol to baby?
Once you have shaken the bottle you then draw up the dropper by squeezing the bulb top. You need to do this a couple of times to fill the dropper which holds the required 0.5ml dose. To give it to baby you need to squeeze it as far onto the back of their tongue as you can. My first attempts resulted in some of it trickling back out and I found that pointing it into their cheeks slightly worked better. It tastes of orange so not unpleasant to baby but different from the milk that they are used to having.
Price and availability
Available from places like Tesco and Boots prices do tend to vary so it is worth shopping around. It is currently on offer in Tesco at £1.94 (full price £2.92) It was a regular on my shopping list for a few months and was well worth the price.
Would I recommend?
Yes, it is definitely worth a try if your baby is hard to wind or suffering from colic. It is easy to give whether you are bottle or breast feeding and only takes a few seconds to give a dose to baby. Worked for us!
Summary: Helps to relieve wind in babies, easy to give, worth a try.
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