Probiotics May Help Excessive Crying in Infants

Study examines probiotics to prevent or treat excessive infant crying

 

There still appears to be insufficient evidence to support using probiotics (Lactobacillus reuteri) to manage colic or to prevent crying in infants, especially in formula-fed babies, but it may be an effective treatment for crying infants who are breastfed exclusively and have colic, according to a study by Valerie Sung, M.P.H., of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Royal Children’s Hospital, Australia, and colleagues. According to study findings, six of the 12 trials suggested probiotics reduced crying and six did not. Three of the five management trials concluded probiotics effectively treat colic in breastfed babies; one suggested possible effectiveness in formula-fed babies with colic, and one suggested ineffectiveness in breastfed babies with colic.

 

Read more info here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/267096.php

 

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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