Colief Infant Drops

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Colief Infant Drops is the original lactase enzyme.

Colief Infant Drops is formulated to provide reassuring relief for the symptoms of colic caused by temporary lactose intolerance.

Colief contains lactase, an enzyme naturally occurring in our bodies that helps break down complex sugar lactose found in milk, dairy products, breast milk and infant formulas.

How To Use

Feeding Options

Number of drops

How to Use Colief®

Breastfeeding with Colief®

4 Drops

  • Express a few tablespoons of breast milk into a sterilised container.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief® Infant Drops.
  • Give this to your infant on a sterilised spoon before initiating breastfeeding.
  • Breast feed as normal.
 

Using Colief® with formula

4 Drops

  • Prepare your infant's formula as per manufacturer's instructions.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief® Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Wait 30 minutes, shaking the formula occasionally, then feed your infant as normal, making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.
 

Making formula in advance using Colief®

2 Drops

  • Prepare your infant's formula as per manufacturer's instructions.
  • Add 2 drops of Colief® Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Store in your refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours before use and use within 12 hours.
  • Feed your infant as normal making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.
 

Using Colief® with ready-made forula

4 Drops

  • Warm the formula.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief® Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Wait 30 minutes, shaking the formula occasionally, then feed your infant as normal, making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.
 
Delivery Info
DestinationDelivery Cost
Ireland or UK orders under  €45.00€3.95
Ireland or UK orders over €45.00FREE
Europe and Rest of WorldFrom €6.95

Republic Of Ireland: Order by 4pm for NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY.

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The immature digestive system of babies can have trouble breaking down lactose into more simple sugars causing discomfort commonly known as colic and characterised by lengthy periods of distressed crying in an infant aged under four months. The technical name for this is Temporary Lactase Deficiency. Colief® Infant Drops can help the body break down the lactose into simpler sugars, glucose and galactose, making it easier for your baby to digest their feeds.

Colief Infant Drops are safe to use from birth and can be used whether an infant is breast or formula-fed. 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 Drops can be used every time you feed your baby. At around three to four months old a baby's digestive system will naturally cope better with lactose and usually symptoms will disappear. However, if symptoms persist you can continue to use Colief Infant Drops. Colief contains an enzyme which is destroyed by heat so for best results use Colief between room temperature and body-heat, which is neither too hot nor too cold. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully when making-up formula milk.

When you commence feeding your baby milk treated with Colief you may notice a change in the stool pattern. This may resemble the stools of a breastfed baby, i.e. looser and more frequent. In these circumstances you may wish to reduce the drops used per feed. If you have any concerns regarding your baby’s health you should seek professional medical advice.

By four months old, a baby’s digestive system should have developed sufficiently to be able to digest their feeds properly. Parents can start to wean their babies off Colief, firstly by halving the drops per feed, then using at alternative feeds, then using for just one feed per day before complete removal. If at any stage the signs of discomfort return, revert to previous dosage level.

If your baby's crying persists or if you have any concerns regarding your baby's health or wellbeing, you should seek professional medical advice without delay.

Colief drops are not given directly to the baby, but rather added to his breast milk or milk-based formula before feeding. Caregivers add a few drops of Colief Infant Drops (per package instructions) to baby’s bottle to aid in the digestion of lactose. Nursing mums simply express a bit of breast milk, add Colief (per package instructions), feed to baby with a sterile syringe or spoon and then nurse as usual. Colief helps preserve breastfeeding for colicky babies as moms do not have to experiment with diet changes or switching to formula.


Tested, Proven and Trusted


Colief Infant Drops has been clinically tested and proven to reduce crying times in colicky babies by up to 45% when colic is caused by a temporary lactose intolerance. Although Colief Infant Drops have only been available over-the-counter in the U.S. since 2012, it has been trusted to provide crying relief for colicky babies with TLD for more than 15 years in the UK and Ireland. It’s the number-1 lactase enzyme in the UK and Ireland.

Founded in Ireland in late nineties, Crosscare Limited has become a leading company in researching infantile colic in babies. Crosscare Limited manufacturers and distributes healthcare products throughout Europe & the US. Their strategy remains focused on young families and their day-to-day needs. Offering a range of products, which includes Enzyme Preparations & Creams, Crosscare Limited is focused on providing a comprehensive consumer driven service, selling consistently high-quality products at a market-conscious level.

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