Low FODMAP diet and infantile colic

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Author: Jodie Tester
Date: Dec. 2018
From: Australian Journal of Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine(Vol. 30, Issue 4)
Publisher: National Herbalists Association of Australia
Document Type: Author abstract; Report
Length: 535 words

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Iacovou M, Craig SS, Yelland GW, Barrett JS, Gibson PR, Muir JG. Randomised clinical trial: reducing the intake of dietary FODMAPs of breastfeeding mothers is associated with a greater improvement of the symptoms of infantile colic than for a typical diet. Ailment Pharmacol Ther 2018;48:1061-1073

Infantile colic is a common medical condition estimated to affect approximately 14-30% of infants. It is a common cause of emergency department presentations, as well as being associated with cessation of breastfeeding and post-natal depression. Colic is defined as per the Wessel criteria as paroxysmal crying episodes lasting for >3h/d, >3d/week and for [greater than or equal to] 3 weeks. While infantile colic spontaneously resolved by about 3-4 months and despite a lack of evidence of therapeutic diets, many breastfeeding mothers will avoid 'windy' foods in attempt to...

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Tester, Jodie. "Low FODMAP diet and infantile colic." Australian Journal of Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine, vol. 30, no. 4, Dec. 2018, pp. 187+. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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