However, newborn Amber has been plagued with colic. My first baby also had this, and if you've experienced it, you'll never forget it. Colic usually occurs within the first three months of a baby's life, and mainly consists of uncontrollable crying. No one knows what causes it, and it's misery for all while it lasts.
However, Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess has been lucky enough to find something to ease Amber's colic - with a little help from the readers of The Mirror newspaper.
Tess revealed in her blog for The Mirror that Colief Infant Drops had helped soothe her two month old baby's colic symptoms: "Big thanks to all of you who suggested Colief drops for colic. It's now literally vanished, and mercifully, her sleep – and ours – has improved dramatically as a result."
In a previous blog post on the 16th of June, Tess had complained that: "It's week two with our new baby and thanks to a nasty bout of colic, Amber is waking up a lot more at night. We've tried cooled boiled water and the Infacol but it's really not much fun – least of all for Amber. Any advice will be very gratefully received. My eyeballs feel like they've been shaved with a potato peeler today!" Readers suggested a number of remedies, and thankfully one of them worked.
Colief Infant Drops contain the naturally-occurring enzyme lactase. When added to the baby's usual milk (whether breast milk or formula), Colief breaks down most of the lactose and makes the feed more easily digestible. It's available nationwide from most major chemists, priced at £9.99.
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