Evidence-based treatment for the dietary management of colic
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.