Have Researchers Found a Cure for Colic?

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Have Researchers Found a Cure for Colic?
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 There is breaking news that will be of interest to many newborn parents: researchers may have found a cure for colic.

As reported in the app in an article called Lactobacillus reuteri to Treat Infant Colic: A Meta-analysis, "Lactobacillus reuteri DSM17938 has shown promise in managing colic, but conflicting study results have prevented a consensus on whether it is truly effective."

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Today's Parent further explains the study by reporting that "after a week of taking probiotics (which are sometimes given to infants via a dropper), babies were crying about 21 minutes less, and by three weeks, parents enjoyed 25 more minutes of peace and quiet."

While this may not be a definitive solution for colic, this new probiotic is promising.

If you're not sure if it's colic or not, try this simple hold to calm crying infants, as suggested by Dr. Robert Hamilton. For more help on getting your newborn to sleep, take a look at these sample newborn sleep schedules.

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