If the baby shows no signs of improvement after a week, TLD can be ruled out as the cause, and other issues can then be investigated..
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Many adults experience irritating reactions after consuming milk
and certain mile products. In adults, this called lactose
intolerance. In babies, it's referred as Colic.
Colic is defined as repeated episodes of excessive and
inconsolable crying in a newborn baby who otherwise appears to be
perfectly healthy. The condition affects up to 1 in 5 babies. As
any parent with a distressed, crying baby knows, colic affects a
whole household, and can be very frustrating and upsetting for
all involved. What causes these symptoms?
The technical name for this condition is transient lactase
deficiency (TLD). TLD is a natural condition that is an ordinary
part of the development of many babies research has found that
TLD affects more than a third of babies with colic. A lack of
lactase enzyme in the small intestine results in a baby's
inability to fully digest the lactose found in milk and formula.
The undigested lactose is instead broken down in the bowel,
producing lactic acid and hydrogen gas. TLD does not put a baby's
health at risk and will normally resolve itself after about 4
months, when sufficient lactase enzyme is naturally produced by
the baby's system.
Milk, dairy products, infant formula, and breast milk all
contain a complex sugar called lactose. Lactase is the enzyme our
bodies normally produce to break down lactose into the simpler
sugars, glucose and galactose, so that we can absorb it. Some
babies have immature digestive systems that have trouble breaking
down the lactose found in breast milk and formula. This causes
severe discomfort from bloating and gas, which is expressed
through the distressed crying of colic.
Colief Infant Drops contains an enzyme that is destroyed by heat.
It works best in warm milk. Always follow the manufacturer's
instructions when preparing your infant's formula. Do not add
Colief Infant Drops to formula that is too hot or too cold.
Colief Infant Dr