Colief Infant Drops are safe to use from birth and can be used whether an infant is breast or formula-fed. Colief Infant Drops contains an enzyme that is destroyed by heat. It works best in warm milk. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when preparing your infant’s formula. Do not add Colief Infant Drops to formula that is too hot or too cold.

Feeding Options Number of drops How to Use Colief
Breastfeeding with Colief 4 Drops
  • Express a few tablespoons of breast milk into a sterilised container.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief Infant Drops.
  • Give this to your infant on a sterilised spoon before initiating breastfeeding.
  • Breast feed as normal.
Using Colief with formula 4 Drops
  • Prepare your infant’s formula as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Wait 30 minutes, shaking the formula occasionally, then feed your infant as normal, making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.
Making formula in advance using Colief 2 Drops
  • Prepare your infant’s formula as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Add 2 drops of Colief Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Store in your refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours before use and use within 12 hours.
  • Feed your infant as normal making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.
Using Colief with ready-made formula 4 Drops
  • Warm the formula.
  • Add 4 drops of Colief Infant Drops to the warm (not hot) formula.
  • Wait 30 minutes, shaking the formula occasionally, then feed your infant as normal, making sure that the formula is at the correct temperature.
  • Discard any unused formula.

When you commence feeding your baby milk treated with Colief you may notice a change in the stool pattern. This may resemble the stools of a breastfed baby, i.e. looser and more frequent. In these circumstances you may wish to reduce the drops used per feed. If you have any concerns regarding your baby’s health you should seek professional medical advice.

By four months old, a baby’s digestive system should have developed sufficiently to be able to digest their feeds properly. Parents can start to wean their babies off Colief, firstly by halving the drops per feed, then using at alternative feeds, then using for just one feed per day before complete removal. If at any stage the signs of discomfort return, revert to previous dosage level.