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Infantile Colic

Kamal
Research analysis lead by Kamal Patel
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Summary of Infantile Colic

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Infantile Colic


Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect infantile colic
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The mo re evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-a Lactobacillus reuteri Minor Very High See all 7 studies
Supplementation of 108 CFU of DSM 17938 (no other strain tested) has been associated with greatly reducing infantile colic within a week and increasing potency for one month, but the available evidence appears to be potentially biased and the lone independent study failed to find a protective effect of supplementation.
grade-d Lavender Minor - See study
Reduction in infantile colic and improvements in mother-child interaction has been noted with adding the aroma of lavender to a bathing period

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