Colic

Colic can be the source of distress for infants and anxiety among parents. We provide the latest research and guidance to inform treatment strategies.

Baby symptom checker

3 min read
24th Jan 2019

Up to 50% of all babies in the UK experience feeding-related problems in their first year – these usually appear within the early weeks of a baby’s life and can be exhausting and stressful for new parents.

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Strategies for coping with Colic

4 min read
24th Dec 2018

A “colicky” and unsettled baby, who cries a lot and seemingly can’t be comforted, can deplete the energy reserves of any new parent. Alison Wall draws upon her experience as a health visitor to suggest various ways to cope with and alleviate the stress.

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Evidence-based treatment for the dietary management of colic

4 min read
24th Dec 2018

Although infantile colic is considered to be a self-limiting condition with few, if any, long-term medical consequences1, it is often a frustrating and distressing time for new parents. Affecting as many as 20% of newborn babies in their first months of life2, colic is characterised by extended periods of inconsolable crying in otherwise healthy infants. As a result, colic is associated with high levels of parental anxiety, sleep deprivation and stress. Understandably, colic is a frequent contributor to the need for healthcare professional consultations with 1 in 6 families seeking help and advice about the management of the condition1.

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Recognising and managing colic

8 min read
24th Dec 2018

Colic is one of the most distressing conditions otherwise ‘healthy’ infants present with. The sudden onset of prolonged crying can be frightening as well as upsetting for the parents, and inevitably by the time they seek professional advice many feel quite helpless. This article reviews the latest information and research into the condition to help you make informed and effective recommendations.

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Diagnosis and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders: a guide for healthcare professionals

5 min read
27th Nov 2018
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Gut changes: a baby’s first year

2 min read
27th Nov 2018
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Lunch and learns: the diagnosis and management of food allergy in infants, with a focus on cow’s milk allergy

3 min read
15th Oct 2018
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The costs of functional gastrointestinal disorders and related signs and symptoms in infants: a summary for healthcare professionals

3 min read
17th Sep 2018
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Optimising the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders in infants — a summary for healthcare professionals

3 min read
17th Sep 2018
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