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Folk Remedies for Colic Do Not Work, Review Says

Health & Wellness  (tags: colic, remedies, screaming, allergies )

- 2642 days ago -
That nonstop crying of a baby with colic has some parents turning to popular folk remedies. Unfortunately, there's no good evidence they work, according to a review of 15 studies.

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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday March 28, 2011, 3:51 am
Noted with thanks. Good article for all new mothers to read and follow.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Monday March 28, 2011, 5:56 am
My second son had colic and that was a terrible thing for him and for me. One thing I found that would stop him crying and give him a rest is to take him for a drive. The other thing that used to comfort him was for me to keep him on his tummy across my lap and to pat or stroke his back. That would work for a while and then of course one had to carry him slung across one's shoulder for a while. Time did cure him after six months.
My granddaughter had colic and cried prodigiously. At last my daughter, who is otherwise a rational person took her to the local "witch" who said "I will touch her here, then there. After that she will cry worse than ever for half and hour, and after that she will not cry anymore." That is what happened. We still can't explain it.

patricia lasek (317)
Monday March 28, 2011, 6:43 am
Drug companies just want people to spend enormous amounts of money on their "cures" which just happen to have innumerable side effects.

I seriously doubt that these were "independent" studies.

Carol H (229)
Monday March 28, 2011, 8:07 am
noted, thanks Suzane

Trequl M (170)
Monday March 28, 2011, 9:11 am
Noted with thanks.
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