Navigation Links
Effect of Maternal Diet on Colic Among Breastfed Infants

Recent research suggests that maternal intake of food allergens is an important factor in the pathogenesis of infantile colic among breastfed infants.

Infantile colic affects up to 28% of infants in the first months of life//. Colic symptoms usually peak at 6 weeks of age and improve gradually over the following weeks. In the study, which appears in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics, a randomized, controlled trial of a low-allergen maternal diet was conducted among exclusively breastfed infants presenting with colic.

In the test group, mothers excluded cow's milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and fish from their diet; mothers in the control group continued to consume these foods.

The mothers first recorded how often their babies cried or fussed on days one and two of the study. Then each group of mothers started its diet regimens for a week. The mothers recorded their babies' crying and fussing again on days eight and nine.

Outcomes were assessed after 7 days, as the change in cry/fuss duration over 48 hours, with validated charts. The primary end point was a reduction in cry/fuss duration of 25% from baseline. Mothers also assessed the responses to diet with categorical and visual analog scales.

At the end of the study, 74% of infants in the low-allergen group experienced at least a 25% reduction in crying and fussing. Only 37% of infants in the standard-diet group had a similar reduction. "These findings suggest that maternal intake of food allergens is an important factor in the [development] of infantile colic among breastfed infants," the researchers write.

Exclusion of allergenic foods from the maternal diet was thus found to be associated with a reduction in distressed behavior among breastfed infants with colic presenting in the first 6 weeks of life.

This study suggests that study shows breastfeeding moms should consider avoiding allergenic foods.

However, the re searchers wars that breastfeeding mothers should not make drastic diet changes on their own, as elimination diets have associated risks, particularly if sustained for long periods. They suggest additional studies to define the pathophysiologic features and role of maternal elimination diets in infantile colic.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
2. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
3. Acupuncture May Help Chemotherapy Side Effects
4. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
5. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
6. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
7. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
8. Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax
9. Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients
10. Chemotherapy Pill Has Fewer Side Effects Than IV
11. Effect of Osteosarcoma predicted by scans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... In the Health Care IT campaign, Robert Herjavec discusses health ... if you will be attacked, but when.” However, he and many others involved highlight ... , Improvements in auditing and monitoring have taken security in health care a very ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... The California State University Institute ... faculty engaged in or interested in palliative care education and research. The Symposium, ... in North County San Diego on Sept. 28 and 29, 2017, on the campus ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Rosica ... in thought leadership , media relations, social media, content marketing and SEO, ... be powered through Act-On, an intuitive marketing automation platform. , Rosica will now ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... The 89th Academy Awards will ... the 2016 National Education Policy Center Bunkum Award. We invite you to enjoy our ... This year’s Bunkum winner is the Center for American Progress (CAP), for its report, ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Hamlin Dental Group and Dr. Hamid Reza, ... a raffle. Throughout the month of February, patients who visit Hamlin Dental Group will ... a dinner for two at the Cheesecake Factory. , Tickets are available for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... Visiomed, the French leader in medical ... changing the landscape of healthcare with their innovative ... custom-made solutions. Recognizing the rising demand of self-monitoring ... without walls, Visiomed has launched BewellConnect, the most ... professionals that is empowering the lives of patients. ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017  Genesis Healthcare Services has ... announcement was made by Bill Monast , President ... and Nathan Feltman , executives with Home ... Services, LLC. This acquisition helps Hospice ... of technology enabled durable medical equipment (DME) solutions for ...
(Date:2/23/2017)...  Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a medical device ... for the urology market, will release financial results for ... 2016 before the market open on Thursday, March 9, ... conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results ... 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: