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Colic Awareness With Infacol And A Giveaway

Thousands of Mums-to-be are anxiously anticipating the birth of their baby, and while they’re kitted out with muslin cloths and knitted booties galore, research has found that many new mums are not prepared for one of the most common medical conditions affecting newborns, with 1 in 3 British mums admitting they were not aware of infant colic prior to the birth of their child.

Infant colic is a common problem that affects up to 1 in 5 babies, and usually begins when the infant is just a few weeks old. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Intense crying bouts
  • Crying in the late afternoon or evening that lasts several hours
  • The baby’s face is red and flushed when they cry
  • The baby clenches their fists, draws their knees up or arches their back while crying


And while infant colic is not harmful to the affected baby, the effects of sleepless nights with a colicky baby on both mum and dad can be huge. Research by Infacol has shown that more than half (56%) of British mums say a lack of sleep has affected their relationship with their partner, and a further third (38%) say it has affected their relationship with their children. Sleep deprivation is also well-known for negatively impacting on concentration and mood.

The link between infant colic and post-natal depression is not yet known, and it is clear that further research into the condition is needed.

This is why Infacol, Britain’s Number One Colic Remedy, and Cry-Sis, the only parenting charity dedicated to supporting parents through excessive infant crying, have launched the first Infant Colic Awareness Month in September 2017. Colic Awareness Month strives to educate and support parents to ensure they can experience the joys of parenthood to the full.

For more information on infant colic, you can visit www.infacol.co.uk. To get advice on excessive crying, including one-on-one phone support, visit www.cry-sis.org.uk.

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  1. Try Infacol before each feed. Also, holding your baby over your shoulder and patting their back helps, as does lying your baby on their tummy across your legs (or across your arms) or lying your baby on their back and ‘cycling’ their legs seems to provide relief too.

  2. My eldest suffered badly from colic. To be honest, nothing really helped. She was best when she layed on your lap and had her back rubbed. Thankfully it is just a stage and you get through it.

  3. My daughter had colic and it was a very stressful time for her and me. We switched milk and used some colief and luckily that seemed to work. My son was prem and had awful reflux and suspected colic and we used infacol with him x

  4. I’m actually 24 weeks pregnant with my first but have definitely gotten myself clued up on colic, some of the advice is very helpful

  5. My litle one had horrible colic and reflux thanks to a temporary milk intolerance. Reassure them, cuddle them and take a deep breath. Know that they’ll get through it in the end and you will too.

  6. 2 out of 3 of mine. We used infacol just before their milk. I don’t have any specific advice other than don’t give yourself a hard time. It’s not anything you have or haven’t done. I have twins and only one of them had it and the other didn’t and they had the same routines.

  7. My 3rd baby had comic, such a horrible time, hoping our 4th doesn’t! We will find out in January! I’m glad there’s more awareness now though xxx

  8. I am lucky that I have never suffered with a baby with colic. I can imagine that it would be extremely stressful though.

  9. Yes! My little one suffered from it and we used infacol with every feed. I also tried to make sure to wind him after every ounce of milk to try and ease any discomfort.

  10. My second son had it and is shocked us the noise and the way you could set your clock by it. I would say rest when you can and reassure anyone going through it that it does pass even if it feels it never will

  11. My youngest son had terrible Colic, Infacol worked a little but I think it was just patience that got me through knowing it will pass

  12. I was lucky and none of my 4 children suffered from colic, my friends little girl suffered terribly and nothing helped her

  13. Yes my little girl had the worst colic. It was so bad I’m scared to have another baby and go through it again. I don’t have huge amounts of advice as nothing worked for us and it was 5 months of hell. However there are different tips on the internet which do work for some babies so start to work through them and see. And above all remember that it does eventually pass.

  14. I started using Infacol with my 3 week old a few days ago and it has changed our nights! She now doesn’t cry non-stop at night and she is starting to get a routine. Really impressed.

  15. My Son thankfully only had a mild case of colic and Infacol worked a treat. I’d definitely recommend keeping some on standby just in case.

  16. I think we used colief (?) and tried to keep them as upright as possible when we were doing feeds! We also tried 3 different milks until we found one where they didn’t seem to suffer with it.

  17. My baby will be 2 weeks old on friday and had it really bad the first week and someone suggested changing bottles we where using tommee tippee and changed to MAM anti colic, after two feeds with these he was like a different baby i would defintely recommend

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