It’s been a little over a year since my youngest and last baby, Missy LooHoo, was a newborn but I remember those long days all so well. The nights that were interrupted and the days that just seemed to drag on forever while I waited for my husband to come home so I could receive some sweet relief. There’s no way around it: It’s difficult, heck, that’s not even a good way to put it. It’s exhausting and at times isolating as you’re plastered to the seat of the rocking chair in the nursery because baby is cluster feeding. You don’t know which way is up or down for that matter. It’s hard to tell what day of the week it is or what you wore yesterday, however, in those tiring moments Mama, let me tell you, it is sweet. I’ve had three newborns and I definitely enjoyed it the most with my last baby. Being a mom with a brand new baby is challenging so if I could give you one piece of advice it would be to take advantage of the tools that help soothe your baby. Ultimately, soothing your baby makes life ten times easier for you!
1. Accept help when it’s offered. Maybe it’s meals from friends or family? Maybe your partner has offered to get up with baby once during the night? Understand that accepting help from others during this time doesn’t mean that you’re weak because you’re not doing it on your own. Quite the contrary: You’re strong because you know your limits. It takes a stronger mother to ask for help than one who doesn’t ask and won’t accept any help at all.
2. Wear that baby! In my experience, it is true that you can’t really spoil a newborn and part of what helps them best is close contact with a caring adult. I wore Missy all of the time last summer when she was a newborn. She felt safe in the comfort of her Nesting Days carrier and I was able to take care of my older two children. Even when my oldest, The Boy, was a newborn I was constantly wearing him in my Moby Wrap. It was the only way I could get dinner on the table most nights!
3. Use the tools that are available to you to help aid in digestion. Missy, my youngest, had a really challenging time with reflux and gas. She was always spitting up and cringing in pain. I sincerely wish Colief® Infant Digestive Aid had been in my life at the time because I’ve seen it in action with my niece and I have to tell you, I’m impressed. Before you turn to major lifestyle changes, such as radically restricting mom’s own diet or switching to expensive infant formulas, Colief® Infant Digestive Aid has been shown to help reduce colic-associated crying time caused by temporary lactose intolerance (TLI) in infants. Had I known back then that there was something that could have helped relieve her upset tummy, especially since my dairy intake was contributing to the issue, I would’ve been all over it!
Laura, my little sister and co-contributor recently had her second child whom she calls, Little Girl. Little Girl’s had some tummy issues which results in colic-like symptoms such as prolonged crying at night. When I receive my bottle of Colief® I just knew that Laura needed to try it on Little Girl. She tried it and definitely saw some improvement to Little Girl’s disposition.
Colief Infant Digestive Aid is a gluten-free dietary supplement for the reduction of colic-associated crying resulting from temporary lactose intolerance (TLI) in infants.
Different from other colic solutions, Colief Infant Digestive Aid is not given directly to the baby, but added to the formula or breast milk before each feeding, making it easier for them to digest the milk by breaking down most of the lactose.
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Have you or someone you know ever dealt with infant colic due to a temporary lactose intolerance?
Colief® Infant Digestive Aid is a gluten-free dietary supplement for the reduction of colic-associated crying resulting from temporary lactose intolerance (TLI) in infants. Colief Infant Digestive Aid may help reduce the crying time associated with colic by breaking down the lactose in breast milk or infant formula, making it easier for infants to digest. To learn more, visit http://us.colief.com or LIKE the brand on Facebook.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. Colief Infant Digestive Aid is a dietary supplement to provide relief due to colic-associated crying from temporary lactose intolerance (TLI). These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.