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Dietary management of infantile colic: a systematic review.
Matern Child Health J 2012; 16(6):1319-31MC

Abstract

Infantile colic, the cause of 10-20% of all early paediatrician visits, can lead to parental exhaustion and stress. A systematic review was conducted to examine whether dietary change provides an effective therapy for infantile colic. Six databases were searched from 1960, and 24 studies selected for inclusion. In breastfed infants, evidence suggests that a hypoallergenic maternal diet may be beneficial for reducing symptoms of colic. In formula-fed infants, colic may improve after changing from a standard cow's milk formula to either a hydrolysed protein formula or a soy-based formula. Fibre-supplemented formulae had no effect. Removal of poorly digested carbohydrates from the infant's diet has promise, but additional clinical studies must be conducted before a recommendation can be made. Use of a universal definition to measure symptoms of infantile colic and consistent analysis of urine and faecal samples would improve the evidence in this area.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Monash Medical Centre, Southern Clinical School of Medicine, Monash University, Block E, Level 5, 246 Clayton Rd, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21710185

Citation

Iacovou, Marina, et al. "Dietary Management of Infantile Colic: a Systematic Review." Maternal and Child Health Journal, vol. 16, no. 6, 2012, pp. 1319-31.
Iacovou M, Ralston RA, Muir J, et al. Dietary management of infantile colic: a systematic review. Matern Child Health J. 2012;16(6):1319-31.
Iacovou, M., Ralston, R. A., Muir, J., Walker, K. Z., & Truby, H. (2012). Dietary management of infantile colic: a systematic review. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(6), pp. 1319-31. doi:10.1007/s10995-011-0842-5.
Iacovou M, et al. Dietary Management of Infantile Colic: a Systematic Review. Matern Child Health J. 2012;16(6):1319-31. PubMed PMID: 21710185.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Dietary management of infantile colic: a systematic review. AU - Iacovou,Marina, AU - Ralston,Robin A, AU - Muir,Jane, AU - Walker,Karen Z, AU - Truby,Helen, PY - 2011/6/29/entrez PY - 2011/6/29/pubmed PY - 2012/10/25/medline SP - 1319 EP - 31 JF - Maternal and child health journal JO - Matern Child Health J VL - 16 IS - 6 N2 - Infantile colic, the cause of 10-20% of all early paediatrician visits, can lead to parental exhaustion and stress. A systematic review was conducted to examine whether dietary change provides an effective therapy for infantile colic. Six databases were searched from 1960, and 24 studies selected for inclusion. In breastfed infants, evidence suggests that a hypoallergenic maternal diet may be beneficial for reducing symptoms of colic. In formula-fed infants, colic may improve after changing from a standard cow's milk formula to either a hydrolysed protein formula or a soy-based formula. Fibre-supplemented formulae had no effect. Removal of poorly digested carbohydrates from the infant's diet has promise, but additional clinical studies must be conducted before a recommendation can be made. Use of a universal definition to measure symptoms of infantile colic and consistent analysis of urine and faecal samples would improve the evidence in this area. SN - 1573-6628 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21710185/full_citation L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-011-0842-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -