Infant Colic – What Is The Cause?

Colic, characterised by prolonged periods of inconsolable crying, affects up to 40 percent of young infants worldwide. The condition is often dismissed as trivial, but I believe it should be treated seriously. Colic can contribute to postpartum depression and interfere with breastfeeding.

Colic is pain. These babies aren’t just crying for no reason.

I believe in treating colic from a level of CAUSE. What is the cause and what can we do about it?

TJ’s Battle with Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Diagnosis

Since TJ was 4 weeks old he has battled every night without fail with what we were told was ‘colic’ & reflux.

Unfortunately, breastfeeding didn’t work out for us so we moved onto formulas.

He has been on 6 different formulas since and none of them have agreed with him.

Watching your baby in agony, inconsolable night after night and not being able to help was heart-breaking but it sent me on a mission to solve the problem.

Even after being told 100 times there wasn’t one having made many trips back and forth to the doctors, being made to feel silly and at times like crazy neurotic first time parents!

Reading Food Labels for the Milk-Allergic Infant 

I can appreciate that the interpretation of food labels can be a chore but let’s look at it with positive eyes. At least the food industry is now legally entitled to state which allergens are present in foods. These are usually highlighted in bold. Milk is in virtually all cheeses, butters, creams and yogurts. For the Milk-Allergic Infant ( better known as cow’s milk protein allergy in the medical world)

Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy – Feeding Tips for the Formula Fed Infant 

Hypoallergenic formulas are used in the management of infants and children with cow’s milk protein allergy and are therefore used for medical purposes only.

These formulas have been produced in such a way that they do not contain cow’s milk. Nutritionally they are formulated to meet an infant’s requirements for satisfactory growth and development and because they are free from cow’s milk, they assist to treat symptoms related to an allergy to cow’s milk and other allergies.

Goats milk vs Cows milk – which is better for allergy?

Goats milk holds many similarities to cows milk but there are also important differences that may explain why some people believe goats milk is healthier for you and why some people find goats milk easier to digest.

In this blog post I will be sharing with you the 3 differences between goats milk and cows milk and you will learn which is best to consume if you struggle with an allergy to dairy.