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New Discovery About Colic in Babies

New Discovery About Colic in Babies

No mom likes to hear her baby cry in pain, especially when there's nothing she can do to make it all better. But with nearly 25 percent of infants born colicky, and with some of them crying for as long as three hours at a time, there's an army of nerve-frayed moms and dads out there praying for a remedy.

Fortunately, researchers at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands, think they may have more information about why babies have colic during those initial months after birth. A small study shows that babies with colic have more proteobacteria bacteria than other infants, and also develop good bacteria (probiotics) such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli later. This causes unmanageable gas pain. Because probiotics develop slower in infants with colic, the researchers are looking into whether or not giving these babies probiotics could reduce the colic.

It's exciting to think that we may someday have a solution other than just waiting for baby to outgrow it!

Read the whole story (HealthDay) >>

What tricks do you use to soothe your crying baby?

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