Infantile colic: Is there a role for dietary interventions?, Pulsus Group Inc
PAEDIATRICS & CHILD HEALTH
Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)

Note: (Optional)

Citation Builder

  •  
Return to Table of Contents
 
Practice Point / Point de pratique January 2011, Volume 16 Issue 1: 47-52
 

Infantile colic: Is there a role for dietary interventions?

JN Critch | Canadian Paediatric Society | Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee

Infantile colic is a behavioural syndrome of early childhood that is associated with irritability and crying. It self-resolves, but may lead to significant parental strife. The etiology is unknown; however, several investigators have examined the effect of nutrition on infantile colic. For the majority of infants, nutritional interventions appear to have no benefit on infantile colic. However, a minority of infants may display symptoms of infantile colic secondary to a cow’s milk protein allergy. In these cases, a maternal hypoallergenic diet for breastfed infants and an extensively hydrolyzed formula for bottle-fed infants may result in resolution of colic. There is no proven role for the use of soy-based formulas or of lactase therapy in the management of infantile colic, and these interventions are not recommended. Currently, there are insufficient data to make a recommendation on the effect of probiotics for infantile colic. In all cases of infantile colic, it is important to ensure that there is sufficient parental support available.

Infantile colic | Nutrition
   Français   
          
Click to download PDF Reader
 
 




Copyright © Pulsus Group Inc.