Causes of infantile colic and simple support measures

Kate Maslin, Trevor Brown, Carina Venter

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Abstract

Colic is characterised by inconsolable excessive crying in the early weeks of life in an otherwise healthy infant. It is a common problem, estimated to affect between 5-19% of infants.1 Although the exact causative mechanism of colic remains unclear, it has been hypothesised that in some cases dietary allergens may be implicated in its cause and treatment.2 This article will provide an overview of colic and explore the possibility of a link between colic and cows’ milk allergy (CMA).
Original languageEnglish
JournalNursing in Practice
Volume82
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2015

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