Continue Breastfeeding Your Colicky Baby

Why to Continue Breastfeeding

If you’re breastfeeding and your infant has colic, don’t give up. You may have heard that you need to eliminate certain foods from your diet if your infant is showing signs of colic, however, it may not be necessary. In some cases, the lactose that occurs naturally in breast milk could be the cause of your infant’s colic-associated crying due to temporary lactose intolerance (TLI), making it difficult for your infant to digest the enzyme. Babies with this condition have trouble digesting the lactose in milk because their bodies are not producing enough lactase (the enzyme that helps break down lactose).

Before you start eliminating food from your diet, switching to expensive formulas, or giving up breastfeeding altogether, try Colief Infant Digestive Aid to see if your infant’s colic-associated crying is a result of TLI.

Advice from the International Breastfeeding Centre

The International Breastfeeding Centre also suggests that feeding with one breast at a time, rather than switching between the two, can also help because the milk delivered does change throughout the course of a feed and the milk delivered last may be the most nutritious. In addition, they suggest finishing on one breast before moving on to the other and alternating the starting side with each feed.

For more information on how to breastfeed while using Colief Infant Digestive Aid, visit us here.

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