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Managing Colicky Babies

Got a fussy baby? About 20% of babies suffer from colic1. Learn more about the possible signs and solutions.

What is colic?

When your baby cries excessively or is fussy and there is no obvious cause, it may be colic. All babies cry, but your baby may have colic if they cry for more than 3 hours a day, at least 3 times a week, for over 3 weeks. Colic usually starts in the first few weeks of life and babies may cry more often in the evening and at night. Colic is difficult, but there are things you can do to help soothe your baby.
 
If you are worried about your baby's crying, talk to your doctor. 

≥ 3 hours/day

≥ 3 day/week

≥ 3 weeks/month

Lots of crying

Clenched hands

Gas, bloating, cramps

Legs drawn to chest

Red face

Swaddle & side-to-side rocking

Walking

White noise

SOOTHING PROBITOICS (L.reuteri)

L.reuteri is a soothing probiotic naturally found in breast milk and has been clinically shown to:

  • Reduce crying time in colicky babies2,3^
  • Support a healthy and balanced gut flora in your baby's digestive system3
  • Promote regular stools and tummy comfort4
 
 

    Reduced crying time in colicky babies in as little as 1 week2^

    ^ In breastfed infants.
    1 Vandenplas Y, et al. Prevalence and Health Outcomes of Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Infants From Birth to 12 Months of Age.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015;61(5):531-537.
    2 Chau K et al. Probiotics for Infantile Colic: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Investigating Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938. J Pediatr. 2015;166(1):74-78.
    3 Savino F et al. Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 in Infantile Colic: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2010;126:e526-e533.
    4 Coccorullo P et al. Lactobacillus reuteri (DSM 17938) in infants with functional chronic constipation: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. J Pediatr. 2010;157(4):598-602.

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