I received a free sample of Gerber® Good Start® Soothe infant formula or Gerber Soothe® probiotic colic drops from Gerber. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Fast forward to the day you bring baby home from the hospital, and you’ve got about a million things on your mind. You quickly learn that your ambitions of being the “perfect parent” might have been far-fetched. Instead, you focus solely on being an “okay” parent. You want to keep them safe and healthy as much as is in your control, at the very least. You begin learning to anticipate their needs. You know when they’re hungry, sleepy, wet, or just needing a cuddle.
And then, one day… that all changes.
An unexpected visitor arrives and changes absolutely everything.
The visitors name? Colic.
Colic might be more common than you think. 3 out of 10 babies experience colic. It usually begins around 6 weeks and can last up to 3-4 months or even longer. It doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong as a parent. In fact, research indicates that the type of bacteria in the infant’s intestine may determine whether a child is colicky. This suggests a role for probiotics to help support a balance of good bacteria in the digestive tract of colicky infants. In particular, the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri has been clinically shown in multiple studies to reducing crying time in colicky infants.
Sounds frustrating, right?
It can be. Luckily there are products out there to help your baby cry less, and smile more!
GERBER® Soothe products (Drops and powder formula) contain L. reuteri. L. reuteri is a probiotic that is safe for infants and naturally found in breastmilk.I love that they have made it multiple forms so that us breastfeeding mommies can help our babies with colic as well.
Wondering if GERBER Soothe products are the right choice for you and your baby? Gerber® has different experts available (Registered Dietitians, Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Baby Sleep Consultant) to answer any questions at 1-800-203-4565.
You can also learn more about the products at the links below at this website.
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