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What natural medications may help infant colic?

An article published in the journal Pediatrics … notes that there is some ‘encouraging’ evidence that fennel extract and some herbal teas could relieve colic symptoms, but researchers concluded that the studies so far have been weak and unconvincing. So what, … Continue reading

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No evidence for Gripe water as treatment for infant colic

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Gripe waters have never been tested as remedies for colic” in babies.

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Infants are being given potentially harmful herbal supplements

About one in ten infants are given unregulated and potentially unsafe herbal products or teas by their moms.

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Herbal remedies of limited help for colic

Colic is the bane of many sleep-deprived parents of newborns — but even though some crying, colicky babies may respond to alternative medicine remedies their use has little or no support from clinical trials, according to a recent systematic review. … Continue reading

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New treatment for colic: Probiotics

Good news for parents with infants that suffer from colic. Lactobacillus and other probiotics are now being successfully used for infantile colic.

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Friendly Bacteria (Probiotics) Help Calm Colicky Babies and May Help Constipated Babies

Italian researchers have published a study that may offer some hopeful news for parents of colicky babies: a daily dose of “good” bacteria may help their child to cry less. Here are some details from Reuters Health: After three weeks … Continue reading

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The Truth About Infant Formula

Are you as confused about all the advertisements about infant formula as most of my patients? If so, here’s some evidence-based, trustworthy information that will help keep you from getting ripped off by unfounded formula claims and help you provide … Continue reading

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