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Expert Pearls

Colic (infantile) - Food elimination

Food elimination (mother and child - wheat, cow's milk, eggs, peanuts, fish, artificial colorings, preservatives and flavorings) benefits up to 50% of infants with colic if done within the first 6 weeks after birth. [J Allergy Clin Immunol, December, 1995;886-890. 24037 (1996)] Summary Interview

Colic (infantile) - lactobacillus reuter - 49778i

Lactobacillus reuteri 1x108 CFU/day showed benefit (a reduction in crying) in breastfed infants with colic. No benefit was seen in formula fed infants. No short-term side effects were seen.

[JAMA Pediatr, 2013 Oct 7; [Epub ahead of print]. 49778 (11/2013)] Summary Interview PubMed

Colic (infantile) - Probiotic

Probiotic (L. reuteri) -100 million live bacteria delivered in 5 drops of a commercially available oil suspension once a day, 30 minutes after feeding showed improvement in 7 days and significant improvement in 28 days. [Pediatrics, 2007; 119(1): e124-130. 44989 (4/2007)] Summary Interview
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