Months ago, we were told our baby was crying constantly because he had colic, and that no one knew what caused it and that it would pass with time. I wasn’t all that sure I could deal with the crying for minutes, much less months. So I kept trying to figure it out.
I found our solution by complete chance. I was in a store for something like toothpaste or face wash, and I passed by the baby medicines. I was looking over them all, noticing that they were mostly homeopathic, which are basically pointless and do nothing but make your bank account shrink. Among these useless “cures” I found Colief.
It was a bit on the expensive side, but I think anyone dealing with colic would agree that no expense is too much if it makes baby feel better and stops the crying.
I grabbed it and let me tell you, the crying stopped THAT DAY.
I didn’t even expect the stuff to work, much less so quickly. This is how we found out our baby had a lactose sensitivity without having to go through the hassle of changing formulas until we figured it out.
Colief has one ingredient: Lactase. It is the protein that breaks down lactose and yes, it really works.
The instructions seem a bit complicated, but you just have to make sure you make the bottle in advance. If your baby is breastfed, you will have to express the milk and give it to him with a bottle or syringe or whatever will work for your baby. You do NOT give the drops directly to baby.
If this helps, it’s a good bet that your baby has lactose sensitivity. Some babies have temporary lactose intolerance, and it goes away after a certain age. That would explain “colic” just “going away” after six or eight months.
I’m not saying that if your baby has colic that this is definitely what is wrong, but this is what was wrong for us. We tried a lot of things and this was what worked for us. Our baby was a changed man! I seriously credit Colief with saving my sanity.