Win a Holiday & Spa Vouchers to Centre Parcs with Care Co-Lactase
There are an average of 1,911 births every day in the UK[i], meaning thousands of people become proud parents of newborns every day. It’s an amazing, life changing experience, but there’s no escaping the fact that looking after a newborn baby can be exhausting and challenging!
However, taking time out to relax with your new family member and look after your health could be just what you need to restore your inner balance and take care of your health.
To help you do this, we have teamed up with Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops to host this competition and give you the chance to win an amazing £1,000 worth of Centre Parc & Aqua Sauna Spa Vouchers!
This is because we know that between the sleepless nights, dirty nappies and the constant soothing of cries, it can be difficult to look after your health and wellbeing as well as looking out for any signs of health complaints in your little one.
For instance, if you’ve worn yourself out by being up all night and day tending to your baby’s cries, have you thought about what could be the underlying cause of the cries? Of course, crying in babies is normal. However, excessive, frequent crying could be connected to infant colic, which affects up to 1 in 5 babies between a few weeks and six months old[ii].
The causes of infant colic are unknown, however guidelines from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS Choices website both suggest that some babies may have short term problems digesting lactose, developing a condition known as Transient Lactase Deficiency, which can contribute to symptoms such as excessive and frequent crying.
This is where Care Co-Lactase comes in. If you do think your baby is showing colic like symptoms, lactase enzyme drops are recommended by the NHS[i]. Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops are designed to reduce the lactose content in milk to help make digesting lactose easier for babies without delaying the feeding process. Care Co-Lactase is here to look after your baby’s health and it’s time you looked after your own health by entering the competition for a trip away!
Looking out for the underlying causes of your baby’s behaviour is just one way to make sure that you are looking after their health. However, for times when you need a helping hand and don’t have a health visit booked or are struggling to get a GP appointment, you can always pop into your local pharmacy for friendly advice and support.
Besides invaluable advice from healthcare professionals, pharmacies have a range of products to support good health. As well as Care Co-Lactase, Care have a range of affordable products in pharmacies to treat minor ailments; from coughs and colds to minor scrapes and grazes to digestion problems to aromatherapy oils to help you relax. So, if you do make a visit to your pharmacist, don’t forget to ask for Care products to support both yours and your baby’s health!
Designed to reduce lactose content in milk, Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops help make digesting lactose easier for your baby without delaying the feeding process.
These drops can be used from birth, and are sugar, preservative and flavour-free. They are to be added to breast milk or infant formula prior to feeding. The lactase enzyme breaks down the lactose in breast and formula milk which can reduce the symptoms of Transient Lactase Deficiency. Unlike other preparations, Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops do not interfere with the feeding process, because a baby can be fed immediately (rather than needing to wait 30 minutes for the drops to take effect).
Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops (10ml), priced at £9.99 for 60 feeds, are available from Asda stores or online here. Care Co-Lactase is also now available in Boots stores or online, Morrisons and from independent pharmacies nationwide.
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