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Management of infantile colic

Abstract

Although infantile colic is considered to be a self-limiting and benign condition, it is often a frustrating problem for parents and caregivers. It is a frequent source of consultation with healthcare professionals and is associated with high levels of parental stress and anxiety.1,2 Several published reviews of the literature have explored dietary, pharmacological, complementary and behavioural therapies as options for the management of infantile colic.1,3 Here, we assess whether these management options are supported by the literature and if there are any novel treatment options.

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