Gut microbiome and baby colic
Having a baby suffering from colic is perhaps one of the most difficult experiences for new parents as it is associated with hours of crying and can continue for much of the first 4-5 months of your new baby’s life.
Understanding the relationship between the gut microbiome and baby colic is fundamental for parents to help alleviate their infant from discomfort and pain.
The frustration is exacerbated by the fact that there is also much debate as to what causes colic and thus no consensus regarding how to deal with it.
Increasingly attention is being placed on the gut microbiome and the way in which the types of bacteria established at birth and in the first weeks of life might impact the development of colic and other gut symptoms.
An imbalance in the types of bacteria is now being linked to the development of colic, with higher levels of certain types of bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, being associated with fewer bouts of colic.
Other articles that look into the gut microbiome and baby colic, include:
- Colic In Babies May Be Caused By Gut Bacteria – Science Daily
- Colicky Babies May Have Wrong Bacteria – Live Science
- Infant colic is still a mysterious disorder of the microbiota–gut–brain axis – Online Library
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