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Are Probiotics Good for Treating Colic in Infants?

babyAccording to a systematic review published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers found that probiotics may not alleviate colic in infants. The study analyzed data from 12 studies (5 for treatment and 7 for prevention of colic) and found that the results were conflicting. Results also differed based on whether the infant was breast or formula fed. Researchers suggest that parents should consult with their pediatrician first since probiotics may not work for every child. What are your thoughts regarding the study results? What do you recommend for treatment of colic in infants?

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