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Recognising and managing colic: an infographic for healthcare professionals

Parents may be tired and anxious if their baby has colic, due to their baby crying a lot. Healthcare professionals are likely to be the first people parents turn to for advice, putting them in a key position to provide parents with information and support.

In order to help healthcare professionals support parents when their child is suffering from Colic, we have created the following infographic for a simple and easy way to help understand some of the potential causes and symptoms of this common condition.

At Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, science is at the heart of our nutrition and health commitment to help healthcare professionals support mums during the first 1,000 days. Our research and innovation delivers evidence-based nutritional solutions to support a child’s lifelong health, combining our Early Life Nutrition expertise with years of professional experience to develop a portfolio of products to support the nutritional needs of mums, mums-to-be and their babies.

In addition to our research-based guides, we have a dedicated team of professional experts on hand to answer any feeding-related queries that healthcare professionals may have. Our free healthcare professional helpline is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. Just phone 0800 996 1234 for expert advice on infant feeding and nutrition, including common infant feeding problems such as cows’ milk allergy, colic, constipation and reflux.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Breastfeeding is best for babies. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. Follow-on milk is only for babies over 6 months, as part of a mixed diet and should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. We advise that all formula milks including the decision to start weaning should be made on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care. Foods for special medical purposes should only be used under medical supervision. May be suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth, and/or as part of a balanced diet from 6–12 months. Refer to label for details.