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30 August 2010

Good bacteria calms colicky babies

Italian researchers offer some hopeful news for parents of colicky babies: a daily dose of "good" bacteria may help their child to cry less.

Italian researchers offer some hopeful news for parents of colicky babies: a daily dose of "good" bacteria may help their child to cry less.

Causes are "most likely multifactorial", Savino said, and may include social and psychological factors, as well as allergies to certain foods, including cow's milk. He added that recent research suggests that babies with colic have an abnormal balance of bacteria in their guts.

 
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