Did you know that nearly 30 percent of infants experience symptoms of colic?
Colic is defined as “crying for more than three hours a day…for three or more straight days, lasting at least three weeks.” But how do you know for sure if it’s colic? It was not so easy to tell with my first child. While he fit the profile, it took months for us to figure out what was wrong. Having been through it once, it was something we recognized right away with the twins.
Does your baby have colic? Do you know what can be done?
Doctor Bryan Vartabedian, a noted pediatric gastroenterologist and father of two babies with acid reflux, has dealt with this on a personal level. He also has professional experience having treated more than 5000 cases of colic. Doctor Vartabedian is the author of Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-To-Soothe Baby and he has teamed up with Gerber to talk:
- Signs of reflux in your baby
- The benefits of probiotics
- Weighing the pros and cons of available treatment options
- Coping mechanisms for parents/ care takers
He also discusses a scientific breakthrough in formula utilizing L. reuteri. L. reuteri, which has been clinically shown to reduce crying time by up to 50 percent in colicky breastfed infants supplemented with L. reuteri, with the effect seen as early as one week.
For more information, check out the video below.