Infantile colic


Key articles

Leung AK, Lemay JF. Infantile colic: a review. J R Soc Promot Health. 2004 Jul;124(4):162-6. Abstract

Critch J. Infantile colic: is there a role for dietary interventions? Paediatr Child Health. 2011 Jan;16(1):47-9.Full text  Abstract

Reference articles

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31. Gordon M, Biagioli E, Sorrenti M, et al. Dietary modifications for infantile colic. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Oct 10;10(10):CD011029.Full text  Abstract

32. Bennett C, Underdown A, Barlow J. Massage for promoting mental and physical health in typically developing infants under the age of six months. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Apr 30;(4):CD005038.Full text  Abstract

33. Critch J. Infantile colic: is there a role for dietary interventions? Paediatr Child Health. 2011 Jan;16(1):47-9.Full text  Abstract

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