All you need to know about
Baby's colic is the most common cause of a physician visit during the first three months of life.
- Even if it is not a serious medical problem, it is very unpleasant for babies and parents.
- Affects between 5% and 19% of newborns and infants in the first month of life.
- Fortunately it does not last long: it usually starts about two weeks, and the symptoms improve in the fourth month of life.
The most common manifestations of colic:
- excessive, uncontrollable crying
- bloated abdomen
- he kicks his legs and holds his fists clenched
- raising his knees during crying
What are the causes of colic?
- Infant colic can occur due to excessive gas accumulation in the intestine. They may occur in both naturally-fed infants and those who receive milk powder and are the most common cause of a physician visit in the first three months of life.
- The cause of colic has been found to be, in some studies, the lack of a sufficient amount of beneficial bacteria (normal flora that helps the digestion process).
- As we age, we increase the stability and richness of the gastrointestinal tract. That is why probiotics can be beneficial, especially in the case of babies
What can be done to improve baby's colic?
- The Saccharomyces Boulardii probiotic that contains acts like the transient flora that protects and regenerates the intestinal flora.
- Simeticone helps to eliminate gas from the gastrointestinal level. It has been used for over 50 years in clinical activity. Simeticone has a purely physical mode of action and has no known side effects so far. It is physiologically inert, it is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, does not interfere with gastric secretion or absorption of nutrients. Symeticone helps alleviate pain, abdominal cramps and reduces flatulence.
- is the only* treatment in Romania that contains both simeticone and probiotic, with double action to improve baby's colic.
J. Anabrees et al. Probiotics for infantile colic: a systematic review. BMC Pediatrics 2013, 13:186
Savino et al. Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014; 40-53
K.Chau et al. Probiotics for Infantile Colic: A Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled
Trial Investigating Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938.The Journal of Padiatrics, vol. 166, no1, Jan 2015
Martindale 2014, Gastrointestinal Drugs, pag 1886
* Date Cegedim, iulie 2018