How good is the aptamil Comfort milk?

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  1. Emma.b

    Emma.b Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies

    My little boy is suffering something awful with colic, only really hits him early hours of the morning. Around 3-4am! He's terrible for not bringing his wind up, even though he's on colief and infacol (waiting til 4 weeks then gonna switch to gripe water). He is so gasy i can actually hear/feel it in his guts :(

    I've also change bottles to the new tommee tippee comfort bottles, there alot like the Dr Browns bottles, but this is having little effect at night.

    So my next step is the comfort milk. But i want to know if it actually works before buying it? Do you have trouble making it up, as i've heard it's fairly thick and needs boiling water. This is fine during the day, but at night i take a flask of boiled water up with me, will this still dissolve the milk? And also as it's thick does this mean he will then feed less but more often? Or will his feeds remain the same?

    He's currently taking 3 oz every 3 hours- ish!

    Sorry for all the questions, but any answers will be very welcome :)

    x x x
     
  2. kylie22

    kylie22 Well-Known Member

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    We use the aptamil comfort milk as my daughter was really constipated, we use the flask method all the time day and night so it make ups her bottles and dissolves the milk fine, we haven't had any problems with it at all you just need to use a bigger sized teat so it comes out alright with it been thicker xx
     
  3. Emma.b

    Emma.b Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks for your reply

    I'm using the tommee tippee comfort bottles, do you think the size 2 teats will allow enough milk through?

    Xxxx
     
  4. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    I think if baby is suffering change your bottles and definitely try the comfort milk x
     
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    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    Oh and also from when I used it I was given the advice from someone on here to make it with boiling water and this was the recommendation from aptamil. I bought every bloody test size going for my dr browns bottles and the milk would never go through unless made with boiling water xx
     
  6. russellmuscle

    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    Hi Hun

    Jackson was very collicy and had reflux. Would be up from 4am till 7 crying he was on SMA gold but was always windy, we tried coleif, infacol, cow and gate comfort and anti collic, both never worked. Bunged him up even more if honest then we changed to cow and gate stage one and no I just need to sit him up and he burps. Noticed a big difference with this milk. I could hear his wind before sounds so sore doesn't it?

    The specialist milks usually have stuff in which bulks it up, I always have stuck with stage one. Never looked back.

    Aptimil and cow and gate r the same. One of the girls on here had emailed them and shared the thread of the reply. Aptimil is just more expensive.

    Oh and we had to restock the teats with the comfort and anti collic milk because it was thicker, then we changed back. So that was a waste.

    Good luck sweets xxxx
     
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  7. Emma.b

    Emma.b Well-Known Member

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    Hi russellmuscle,

    I've tried everything i can think of to help him, the last ditch attempt is to try this comfort milk. He has been on it since yesterday morning, so only just 24 hours. I'm willing to try anything at the min, i'm hoping he gets no other complications from this milk, like constipation, i'm offering small amounts of water when he's awake just to help keep things soft.

    Touch wood, since having him on the comfort i'v not heard the wind in his guts as much. You could literally feel it bubbling, poor little mite. I'm still finding it hard to settle him especially at around 11pm, but i think this may be a combination of gas plus over tired. I'm trying to get him into some kind of a routine, although this is hard as he's only little and still establishing his own routine. I did try putting him down at 9pm, but he would kick off so much it would just make things worse!

    Anyway i'm going off topic. I'm still struggling to get his wind up, sometimes its a case of putting him down and picking him back up after an hour, i can usually get a huge burp then! It's good to know that aptamil and cow and gate are the same. I was considering swapping him to cow and gate as i had my last little boy on that and had no problems with him. But seeing how there the same i'll leave him on the aptamil, for now!

    x x x
     
  8. russellmuscle

    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    Yeah J was exactly the same hun it was awful. I couldn't put him down.

    It lasted till he was about 6-7 weeks then he started sleeping through.

    I always thought J was overtired n windy, esp when he woke at 3amish and up all night, its exhausting.

    Hope the milk helps it really is trial and error. xxxxx
     
  9. kylie22

    kylie22 Well-Known Member

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    When I first started her on comfort milk I used the sized 2 teats, she is 13 weeks now so gone up to size 3 teats xx
     
  10. Sue Clare

    Sue Clare Well-Known Member

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    I use aptimal comfort with Max with size 2-3 teats! It's certainly helped
    with his wind and he's not constipated either xx
     

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