My Baby is colicky, what do I do?

The Best Baby Bottles with Anti-Colic system from Optimal

Moms are always looking for a way to provide their little ones with the same comfort and care they get from breastfeeding.

However, introducing your baby to the world of bottles can be a daunting task for parents. There are so many to choose from, and it is hard to know which will be best for you and your baby. 

One in 3 babies is always rooting for their mom’s breast, and that’s where the Optimal Mamilla bottle comes in. The Mamilla is an innovative baby bottle that takes all the fuss out of breastfeeding, it provides a natural alternative to suction feeding, has a double- anti-colic vent built in the nipple which provides protection against colic by separating the air from milk and helps prevent bacteria from building up inside the bottle, and can be used from birth until your little one is ready to move on to a cup! Optimal’s nipples are made of non-toxic and hygienic silicone material (BPA free).  


Everything You Need to Know About Baby Colic

Colic is a common condition that causes much frustration and uncertainty in parents. The following article will provide solutions to help reduce the severity of colic in your baby and give you the family life you deserve.

Babies with colic suffer from symptoms such as excessive gas, abdominal pain, and interrupted sleep. They seem to cry for hours on end and nothing seems to help them. It’s a miserable situation for babies and parents alike. Babies with colic can’t be consoled by breastfeeding or being held and patting their backs. 

The number of families with colicky babies has increased sharply over the past few decades and shows no signs of slowing down. As a new parent, you may not know what to do when your baby starts crying uncontrollably and can’t be soothed. You may be feeling frustrated and helpless, unsure of how to make your baby feel better.

It’s tough enough being a new parent, but with colic affecting your baby’s sleep, it becomes even tougher. When colic goes untreated, it can have long-term consequences on your child’s mental health.


The Symptoms of Colic

Colic can start as early as the newborn period, but symptoms usually peak between three and six months of age and are typically present for at least three hours a day. It can be caused by an infant’s inability to digest foods, gas buildup, or flatulence. Some infants suffer from colic due to their mothers’ eating habits during pregnancy and after birth.

The most common types of colic that pediatricians see are irritability, reflux, and hiccups. Irritable colic is the most common type of colic, affecting about 60% of all infants with colic. The cause is unknown. Reflux can occur when babies swallow air or have gastroesophageal acid reflux (GER). Hiccups happen when air gets into the baby’s digestive system from an incomplete burp or from a healthy hiccup reflex.

Infants with colic are often sleepy when they are not crying or sometimes, they seem restless but cannot be calmed. Colicky babies have periods of intense discomfort, usually in their abdomen or lower back, which can make them cry inconsolably for hours at a time and usually happen after feeding or a period of being awake.


With Optimal’s natural mamilla feeding bottle, you do not need to worry!

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