Colic symptoms in babies
Does my baby have colic? Learn how to recognise the symptoms.
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Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant milk should be considered. Improper use of an infant milk or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard. If you use an infant milk, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill.
Suitable from birth, Aptamil Comfort is formulated for the dietary management of colic and constipation.
If you think your baby has colic or constipation, speak to your health visitor or pharmacist for advice.
Aptamil Comfort is proven to help soothe the symptoms of colic and constipation. It is nutritionally tailored, with our unique blend of Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS), and contains less lactose than standard milks, to reduce gas and other intestinal discomfort. Aptamil Comfort also contains partially broken down whey protein, which is easier to digest.
If your baby is crying repeatedly, excessively and inconsolably, they may be suffering from colic. The exact cause of colic is not known, which can be frustrating for parents. However, Aptamil Comfort is formulated for the dietary management of colic.
Constipation usually involves your baby passing abnormally delayed, infrequent, hard or dry stools, accompanied by pain and straining. You may also notice they have a poor appetite and a lack of energy. Aptamil Comfort is formulated for the dietary management of constipation.Learn more
Lactose can sometimes be hard for a baby's developing digestive system to break down. Aptamil Comfort has less lactose than standard milks, and the protein in it is partially broken down, which helps make it easier to digest.
It also contains our unique blend of special carbohydrates Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS), and additional nutrients such as long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) Omega 3 and Omega 6 and nucleotides.
Because Aptamil Comfort is slightly thickened with starch to reduce air intake when swallowing, you should change your baby’s teat to a variable-flow teat, or a single-hole teat with a medium or fast flow.
It is completely normal for your baby’s stools to change when you switch to Aptamil Comfort. You may find they are softer, looser, lighter, or sometimes even green while their digestive system adjusts to the new formula.
This varies from child to child, but generally if after two weeks you see no effect, you should talk to your health visitor or GP about alternative options.
Your baby's colic symptoms should have subsided by six months of age. At this stage you may want to think about moving onto a milk tailored to complement a weaning diet – such as Aptamil Follow On Milk. If the symptoms persist, you should speak with your health visitor, pharmacist or GP.
No, like our core range of milks, Aptamil Comfort is available in UK pharmacies and supermarkets. However, you should always have your child’s colic symptoms looked at by your health visitor, pharmacist or GP before deciding on a treatment.
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If you have any questions about Aptamil formula milks, colic or constipation, contact our expert team of nutritionists and feeding advisors. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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