Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Probiotics for Colicky Babies

A paper on JAMA Pediatrics has some bad news for colicky babies; there isn’t sufficient evidence to recommend the use of probiotics for colic. http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1748356 Probiotics to Prevent or Treat Excessive Infant Crying Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Importance  Excessive infant crying is common, distressing, but without proven effective prevention or management options. Probiotics may be a…

Inconsolable Baby and Post Natal Depression

Inconsolable crying babies put mothers at risk for post-partum depression, raising the odds ratio for depression to 4.0. The inability to sooth a baby may result in helplessness, depression and reduced parental care. Inconsolable Infant Crying and Maternal Postpartum Depressive Symptoms OBJECTIVE: To quantify the extent to which maternal report of inconsolable infant crying, rather…

Massage for Premies Improves Heart Rate Variability

There used to be a time when prematures babies were left in the incubator and had minimal human contact. Along came Harry Harlow who really changed the way we look at touch and its importance to the development of a baby. Massage also has positive effects in premature babies, specifically it improves their heart rate…