Probiotics don't seem to help babies with colic

It has been suggested that probiotics may be a useful treatment for babies with colic , but there's little evidence to suggest they're effective.

A 2013 study concluded that certain probiotics may help crying infants with colic that are exclusively breastfed. However, generally, it found insufficient evidence that probiotics can help manage colic effectively or prevent infants from crying.

Since then, asmall but well-conducted study found that these probiotics had no effect on infant colic in either breastfed or bottle-fed babies.

Read the NHS Choices analysis of this research .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018