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    Crying is a baby’s way of communicating with the world, so it’s important to realize that babies cry for all sorts of reasons. Typically, a baby has several different cries which all have different meanings, at first every cry will sound exactly the same but with time (and a sprinkle of patience) you’ll soon be able to tell from the sound of each cry what your baby needs.

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  • Colic is a widespread clinical condition in the first 3 months of life affecting one in five babies.

    • “The Rule of Three” is often used when diagnosing colic

      Colic typically begins at about 2-3 weeks of age; reaches its peak at 2 months, begins to subside by 3 months, and is gone by 3 to 4 months of age. Studies have shown that up to 45% of colic cases can be attributed to Transient Lactase Deficiency.

    • “The Rule of Three” states that a baby must cry up to 3 hours a day

      Transient Lactase Deficiency is a condition where the baby’s body has a temporary intolerance to lactose in milk due to the insufficient production of lactase, an enzyme produced naturally by the baby’s body.

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    • in every 5 babies is affected by Colic
    • %
      of Colic cases can be attributed to Transient Lastace deficiency
    • %
      of the lactose load is reduced by regular consumption of LACTEF®
    • 4 month old babies often will grow out of their lactose intolerance symptoms.

  • Important that LACTEF® Infant Colic Drops are added to baby’s warm milk feed, usually body temperature or as instructed by the feed manufacturer.

  • LACTEF® Infant Colic Drops are an entirely natural product which can be used safely from birth, even for pre-term infants. LACTEF® is equally effective in both formula feed and breast milk. Do not feed LACTEF® Infant Colic Drops directly to the baby.

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  • LACTEF® is indicated for the treatment of colic pain in infants due to Transient Lactase Deficiency.

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    • A Trial of Lactase in the Management of Infant Colic

    • To investigate transient lactose intolerance as a factor in the etiology of infant colic.

    • We undertook a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial Lactase and placebo drops added to milk formula to determine whether this method of reducing lactose intake affected infant colic.

    • Infants with colic were referred from clinics in keeping with Wessel’s modified criteria.

    • Infants were randomly allocated to add either Lactase or placebo drops to their formula feeds for 1 week followed by 2 days “wash out”. The addition was changed for the second week so that subjects serve as their own control. The formulas were kept refrigerated for 24 hours before ingestion. The parents kept a diary of their baby’s crying time.

    • Thirteen babies completed the trial, of whom nine were boys. The mean birth weight was 3.7kg (8.2 lbs). Colic symptoms began in less than 1 month in 12 babies. The effect of Lactase was to reduce crying time by 1. 14 hours per day (CI 0.23-2.05). The reduction in crying time was significant (t=2.75, d.f.=11, P=0.019)

    • The authors concluded that transient lactose intolerance may have a role in the aetiology of infant colic. Lactase drops require prior incubation with milk formula to be effective. The response to Lactase in this study supports “colic”, i.e. spasm of the large intestine as factor in these infants’ discomfort.

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