Using Probiotics When Your Baby Has Colic

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One of my favorite moments after my babies have been born, is their first cry. That cry that is a sign to me, that they are breathing correctly and healthy. Hearing their voice for the first time is amazing and beautiful.

That first cry may be your favorite moment too but when your baby gets older and you don’t know why they are crying and fussing, it can be sad and frustrating. Their first cry is the first of many when your baby has colic.

Colic Difficulties

Colic can be hard for both parent and baby. Long nights and uncontrollable crying without an end in sight, is a day in the life of a colicky baby. It can sometimes even take more than three hours before your baby is finally settled down and peaceful.

Since you are reading this, you are probably looking for something to help your baby with colic. I am proud to announce that we have partnered with Gerber® , to bring you a way that may help your baby with colic. Gerber® has come out with two products to help soothe your baby’s colic symptoms.

Give your baby a way to be happy again. 🙂

Using Probiotics When Your Baby Has Colic

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria that helps the digestive system. There are many different strains of probiotics. L. reuteri is the one your wanting to look for when finding the right probiotic for your baby. By giving it to your baby, it may help with the gut health for your little one with colic.

Why use probiotics when your baby has colic?

Probiotics can greatly reduce the time your baby is crying from colic. By adding more good bacteria into their digestive system, their colicky crying time lessens. An added bonus of probiotics, is that it helps build your baby’s immune system.

 

What probiotics do I give my baby?

Find a probiotic product that is specifically for made for babies. You can either use colic drops like Gerber® Soothe Colic drops or Good Start® Infant Formula. Each have the right amount of probiotics that your baby needs to help decrease their crying time.

 

Which one do I use?

If you are a breastfeeding mom, then I suggest using the Gerber® Soothe Colic Drops. You simply add a couple drops to your nipple before you start nursing your baby. If you are a pumping mom that bottle feeds, add the drops into their bottle. Remember to always swirl it in and not shake the breastmilk.

It is recommended to use 5 drops per day around the same time of day.

If your baby is fully formula fed or supplement with formula, you can add the colic drops with their formula. Make sure that their milk is not too hot or else it will kill the live probiotics.

You can also change their formula altogether to Gerber® Good Start® Soothe Infant Formula. It has probiotics already in it and does not need to have anything added to it. Just like the drops though, you don’t want to add water that is too hot or else it will kill the live bacteria in the formula.

 

More Information

Gerber Soothe also has a video specifically talking about colic and their probiotics here.

Would you like to know more and get expert advice from Registered Dietitians, Certified Lactation Consultants and Certified Baby Sleep Consultants from Gerber®? For them to  answer any of your questions, call  1-800-203-4565. Please, learn more about colic, excessive crying and fussiness and Gerber® Soothe products, stop by the Gerber® Soothe web page.
I received a free sample of Gerber® Good Start® Soothe Infant Formula and Gerber® Soothe Probiotic Colic Drops. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I am not a medical professional and none of my content should be taken as medical advice. You may also see my disclosure policy here.

Thoughts?

If you have used Gerber® Soothe or other probiotics, I would love to hear other moms experience with giving their baby probiotics while having colic.

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  • My little one didn’t necessarily have colic, but he did experience that period of purple crying accompanied by some very bad gas. A fellow mama suggested we try probiotic drops, and if it hadn’t been for her we never would have even thought to try something like that – and I had searced and searched and searched online for suggestions. I wish this post was around when I needed it!

    • http://The%20Best%20Home%20Life

      Love your story. Yes I wish there was more information about probiotics for babies. I’m so glad that you had a helpful friend that knew about it and shared her tip.?

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/10154029813957757/

    I had no idea probiotics could help with colic. This will be good to know in case we ever face this in the future.

    • http://The%20Best%20Home%20Life

      Hopefully your baby never has colic but at least you know what will help, just in case ?

  • We survived colic phase thanks to infocol!

    • http://The%20Best%20Home%20Life

      That is great that you found something that helped your baby through that tough phase.?