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:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the ... Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We ... new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... plastic surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to ... known procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are ... for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within ... of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra ... authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Story Highlights: ... the health care industry is causing providers to review ... Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for health care ... cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization and ... outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 ... announced the addition of the " Global Markets ... This report focuses ... an updated review, including its applications in various applications. ... market, which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world ... in the report includes the following: , ... by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: