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Osteopathic Treatment of Infants in Their First Year of Life: A Prospective Multicenter Observational Study (OSTINF Study).

Complement Med Res 2021 Feb 18:1-12. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

German Institute for Health Research (DIG), Bad Elster, Germany.

Introduction: In Germany in recent years, a growing number of parents are seeking help from osteopaths for the perceived health complaints of their infants and children. However, reliable evidence for the effectiveness of osteopathic interventions for this group of patients is largely lacking.

Objective: To observe and document changes in the symptoms of certain health disturbances, as perceived by parents, during the course of an osteopathic treatment of their baby, and associated side effects. Read More

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February 2021

Increasing parenting self-efficacy: The Fussy Baby Network intervention.

Infant Ment Health J 2020 03 3;41(2):232-245. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

High levels of infant crying place families at risk for disrupted relationships, parenting stress, and even for child maltreatment. We conducted an evaluation of the Fussy Baby Network (FBN), a program supporting families struggling with infant crying and related concerns. The study contrasted 29 families who sought help from FBN with 27 families with excessively crying infants who did not seek services. Read More

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A support package for parents of excessively crying infants: development and feasibility study.

Health Technol Assess 2019 10;23(56):1-144

Leicester Clinical Trials Unit, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.

Background: Around 20% of 1- to 4-month-old infants cry for long periods without an apparent reason. Traditionally, this was attributed to gastrointestinal disorder ('colic'), but evidence shows that just 5% of infants cry a lot because of organic disturbances; in most cases, the crying is attributable to normal developmental processes. This has led to a focus on the impact of the crying on parents. Read More

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October 2019

Parental and health professional evaluations of a support service for parents of excessively crying infants.

BMC Health Serv Res 2019 Aug 22;19(1):592. Epub 2019 Aug 22.

Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, London, WC1H OAL, UK.

Background: The 'Surviving Crying' study was designed to develop and provisionally evaluate a support service for parents of excessively crying babies, including its suitability for use in the United Kingdom (UK) National Health Service (NHS). The resulting service includes three materials: a website, a printed booklet, and a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programme delivered to parents by a qualified professional. This study aimed to measure whether parents used the materials and to obtain parents' and NHS professionals' evaluations of whether they are fit for purpose. Read More

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The consequences of having an excessively crying infant in the family: an integrative literature review.

Scand J Caring Sci 2019 Dec 6;33(4):779-790. Epub 2019 May 6.

Faculty of Social Sciences, General Administration, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland.

Background: The consequences of having an excessively crying infant in the family are acknowledged in research, yet to our knowledge, no literature review has been made regarding the overall consequences to the family and infant. This integrative review fills the gap with the aim to review and synthesise current research.

Aims: To identify, describe and synthesise previous studies on the consequences of having an excessively crying infant in the family. Read More

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December 2019

[Excessively crying infants: do we really need to hospitalize them?]

Jolita Bekhof

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2018 12 5;162. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Isala, Vrouw kind centrum, afd. Kindergeneeskunde, Zwolle.

Excessively crying infants are frequently admitted to hospital to break a negative pattern as well as for parental reassurance. In many cases, prior to admission, a large number of mostly unproven interventions have been advised by different health care professionals, when reassurance and support should be actually be the imperative course of action. To enable health-care professionals to offer the necessary reassurance and support, taking the time to build a trustworthy relationship with parents is crucial, and excellent communicative skills are required. Read More

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December 2018

Mental health and well-being in parents of excessively crying infants: Prospective evaluation of a support package.

Child Care Health Dev 2018 07 17;44(4):607-615. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, London, UK.

Background: During the first 4 months of age, approximately 20% of infants cry a lot without an apparent reason. Most research has targeted the crying, but the impact of the crying on parents, and subsequent outcomes, need to receive equal attention. This study reports the findings from a prospective evaluation of a package of materials designed to support the well-being and mental health of parents who judge their infant to be crying excessively. Read More

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Practice-based interpretation of ultrasound studies leads the way to more effective clinical support and less pharmaceutical and surgical intervention for breastfeeding infants.

Midwifery 2018 Mar 14;58:145-155. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

Human Lactation Research Group, School of Molecular Sciences, University of Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: breastfeeding optimises health outcomes for both mothers and infants. Although most women want to breastfeed, they report commencing infant formula because of nipple pain, unsettled infant behaviour, and infant growth concerns. To date, existing approaches to fit and hold ('latch and positioning') have been demonstrated not to help breastfeeding outcomes, and women report widespread dissatisfaction with the quality of support and conflicting advice they receive. Read More

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Efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 for infantile colic: Systematic review with network meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Dec;96(51):e9375

Center for Translational Research on Early Programming Nutrition and Mother-Child Nutrition, Hospital General Dr Manuel Gea González & Dirección de Investigación. Universidad Tecnológica de México-Unitec México University of Bari, Bari, Italy Universidad Tecnológica de México-Unitec, México Center for Analysis on Health Evidence, Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González Head of Medical Division, Hospital General Dr Manuel Gea González Genetic Biochemistry Department, Instituto Nacional de Pediatria.

Background: 5% to 40% of infants cry excessively, usually accompanied by fussiness and excessive of gas. There are no uniform criteria for treatment of infantile colic. Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 has been used with promising results. Read More

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December 2017

Manual therapy for unsettled, distressed and excessively crying infants: a systematic review and meta-analyses.

BMJ Open 2018 01 24;8(1):e019040. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

Objective: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analyses to assess the effect of manual therapy interventions for healthy but unsettled, distressed and excessively crying infants and to provide information to help clinicians and parents inform decisions about care.

Methods: We reviewed published peer-reviewed primary research articles in the last 26 years from nine databases (Medline Ovid, Embase, Web of Science, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, Osteopathic Medicine Digital Repository , Cochrane (all databases), Index of Chiropractic Literature, Open Access Theses and Dissertations and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature). Our inclusion criteria were: manual therapy (by regulated or registered professionals) of unsettled, distressed and excessively crying infants who were otherwise healthy and treated in a primary care setting. Read More

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January 2018

Development of materials to support parents whose babies cry excessively: findings and health service implications.

Prim Health Care Res Dev 2018 07 10;19(4):320-332. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

3Thomas Coram Research Unit,UCL Institute of Education,University College London.

AimTo develop evidence-based materials which provide information and support for parents who are concerned about their baby's excessive crying. As well as meeting these parents' needs, the aim was to develop a package of materials suitable for use by the UK National Health Service (NHS).

Background: Parents report that around 20% of infants in Western countries cry excessively without an apparent reason during the first four months of age. Read More

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Tools assessment and diagnosis to infant colic: a systematic review.

Child Care Health Dev 2017 07 5;43(4):481-488. Epub 2017 Mar 5.

Physical Therapy Department, University of Seville, Seville, Spain.

Background: Infant colic occurs between 10% and 40% of healthy born children in their first year of life. Its assessment is complex, and there are only a few instruments of appraisement and diagnosis.

Methods: Scientific articles located through a systematic review using the Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane, PEDro, Dialnet, IME and Dialnet databases. Read More

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Poor adherence to neonatal resuscitation guidelines exposed; an observational study using camera surveillance at a tertiary hospital in Nepal.

BMC Pediatr 2014 Sep 16;14:233. Epub 2014 Sep 16.

International Maternal and Child Health, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Background: Each year an estimated 10 million newborns require assistance to initiate breathing, and about 900 000 die due to intrapartum-related complications. Further research is required in several areas concerning neonatal resuscitation, particularly in settings with limited resources where the highest proportion of intrapartum-related deaths occur. The aim of this study is to use CCD-camera recordings to evaluate resuscitation routines at a tertiary hospital in Nepal. Read More

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September 2014

Pediatrician's knowledge on the management of the infant who cries excessively in the first months of life.

Rev Paul Pediatr 2014 Jun;32(2):187-92

Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Objective: To evaluate the attitude, the practice and the knowledge of pediatricians regarding the management of the infant who cries excessively in the first months of life.

Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study that enrolled pediatricians (n=132) randomly interviewed at a Pediatric meeting in Brazil, in August 2012. The data were collected by a self-administered standardized form after reading the hypothetical case of an infant who cried excessively. Read More

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The excessively crying infant: etiology and treatment.

Pediatr Ann 2014 Apr;43(4):e69-75

Excessive crying, often described as infantile colic, is the cause of 10% to 20% of all early pediatrician visits of infants aged 2 weeks to 3 months. Although usually benign and self-limiting, excessive crying is associated with parental exhaustion and stress. However, an underlying organic cause is found in less than 5% of these infants. Read More

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Predictors of early postpartum mental distress in mothers with midwifery home care--results from a nested case-control study.

Swiss Med Wkly 2013 27;143:w13862. Epub 2013 Aug 27.

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, SWITZERLAND;

Principles: The prevalence of early postpartum mental health conditions is high. Midwives and other health professionals visiting women at home may identify mothers at risk. This seems crucial given decreasing trends of length of hospital stay after childbirth. Read More

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Crying in infants: on the possible role of intestinal microbiota in the development of colic.

Gut Microbes 2013 Sep-Oct;4(5):416-21. Epub 2013 Aug 9.

Laboratory of Microbiology; Wageningen University; Wageningen, the Netherlands; Department of Basic Veterinary Medicine and Department of Bacteriology and Immunology; University of Helsinki; Helsinki, Finland.

Up to around a quarter of all infants cry excessively and unsoothably during their first months of life. This phenomenon has been termed "infant colic." In most cases, physicians are unable to determine the cause of the colicky behavior. Read More

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November 2014

Diagnosing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or lactose intolerance in babies who cry a lot in the first few months overlooks feeding problems.

J Paediatr Child Health 2013 Apr 15;49(4):E252-6. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

The Possums Clinic for Mothers and Babies, The Discipline of General Practice, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

This paper explores two areas in which the translation of research into practice may be improved in the management of cry-fuss behaviours in the first few months of life. Firstly, babies who cry excessively are often prescribed proton pump inhibitors, despite evidence that gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is very rarely a cause. The inaccuracy of commonly used explanatory mechanisms, the side-effects of acid-suppressive medications, and the failure to identify treatable problems, including feeding difficulty when the diagnosis of 'reflux' is applied, are discussed. Read More

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Prognostic significance of subgroup classification for infant patients with crying disorders: A prospective cohort study.

J Can Chiropr Assoc 2012 Mar;56(1):40-8

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (Bournemouth University), 3-15 Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 2DF, UK.

Introduction: Few convincing treatment options have been identified for the excessively crying infant. One explanation may be a lack of identification of patient subgroups. This study used a clinically plausible categorization protocol to subgroup infants and compared changes in symptoms between these subgroups during treatment. Read More

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Managing infants who cry excessively in the first few months of life.

BMJ 2011 Dec 15;343:d7772. Epub 2011 Dec 15.

Possums, Clinic for Unsettled Babies, UQ Healthcare, Annerley, QLD 4103, Australia.

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December 2011

Improving our understanding of the colicky infant: a prospective observational study.

J Clin Nurs 2012 Jan 21;21(1-2):63-9. Epub 2011 Apr 21.

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.

Aim: To investigate characteristics differentially associated with infants suffering from colicky-crying vs. other infants.

Background: The crying baby is the most common presentation in every clinician's office in the first 16 weeks of life. Read More

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January 2012

A retrospective study of chiropractic treatment of 276 danish infants with infantile colic.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2010 Sep;33(7):536-41

Chiropractor, Private Practice of Chiropractic, Ballerup, Denmark.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate if the outcome of excessively crying infants treated with chiropractic manipulation (1) was associated with age and/or (2), at least partially, can be explained by age according to the natural decline in crying.

Methods: This was a retrospective evaluation of clinical records of 749 infants from a private Danish chiropractic practice. All of the infants were healthy, thriving infants born to term within the age of 0 to 3 months who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for excessively crying infants (infantile colic), whose parents sought chiropractic treatment. Read More

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September 2010

Health care interventions for excessive crying in infants: regularity with and without swaddling.

J Child Health Care 2009 Jun;13(2):161-76

Maternal and Child Health Care Nurse, Health Care Centre Therapeuticum Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

This article describes two health care interventions developed to support parents whose infant cries excessively. Intervention 1 consists of advice to caregivers to bring about regularity and uniformity in daily infant care and to reduce external stimuli. Intervention 2 is the same advice accompanied by instructions to swaddle during sleep. Read More

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A 6-month study of postpartum depression and related factors in Athens Greece.

Compr Psychiatry 2008 May-Jun;49(3):275-82. Epub 2008 Jan 9.

Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece.

Introduction: Postpartum depression (PPD) affects women in various sociocultural environments around the world during a sensitive period of their lives. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and time course of PPD in a Greek urban environment as well as possible relations of PPD with certain clinical and sociodemographic factors.

Method: The study was performed on a sample of 402 women that were recruited from a university obstetric clinic in Athens, Greece, during the first 24 hours after delivery. Read More

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Stress and emotional problems during pregnancy and excessive infant crying.

J Dev Behav Pediatr 2007 Dec;28(6):431-7

Municipal Health Service, Department of Epidemiology Documentation and Health Promotion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Objective: There is evidence that stress and emotional problems during pregnancy are related to adverse health outcomes of the child at birth and in later life. The aim of this study was to determine the association between stress and emotional problems during pregnancy and excessive infant crying.

Methods: From an initial sample of 8266 pregnant women, a follow-up sample of 4976 women and their 3- to 6-month-old babies was examined. Read More

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December 2007

Swaddling: a systematic review.

Pediatrics 2007 Oct;120(4):e1097-106

Department of Medical Psychology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, KA.00.004.0, PO Box 85090, 3508 AB Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Swaddling was an almost universal child-care practice before the 18th century. It is still tradition in certain parts of the Middle East and is gaining popularity in the United Kingdom, the United States, and The Netherlands to curb excessive crying. We have systematically reviewed all articles on swaddling to evaluate its possible benefits and disadvantages. Read More

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October 2007

Characteristics of infants admitted to hospital for persistent colic, and comparison with healthy infants.

Acta Paediatr 2007 Mar;96(3):401-5

Princess Amalia Children's Clinic, Isala klinieken, 8000 GK Zwolle, The Netherlands.

Aim: To describe clinical characteristics of infants with colic admitted to hospital because of ongoing excessive crying (colic).

Methods: Characteristics of 104 infants admitted to hospital because of severe excessive crying (cases) were compared to those of 100 healthy thriving controls randomly selected from records of well baby clinics.

Results: Half of the cases were reported to cry excessively from the day of birth, and feeding changes had been recommended in 77%. Read More

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Comparison of behavior modification with and without swaddling as interventions for excessive crying.

J Pediatr 2006 Oct;149(4):512-7

Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Objective: To test the hypothesis that swaddling is an effective method to reduce crying, we compared a standardized approach of regularity and stimulus reduction with the same approach supplemented with swaddling.

Study Design: Healthcare nurses coached 398 excessively crying infants up to 12 weeks of age for 3 months. Outcome measurements were crying as measured by Barr's 24-hour diary and parental perception of crying. Read More

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October 2006

Breastfeeding practices and health-seeking behavior for neonatal sickness in a rural community.

J Trop Pediatr 2005 Dec 31;51(6):366-76. Epub 2005 May 31.

Department of Pediatrics and Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge of mothers and grandmothers regarding breastfeeding and health-seeking behavior for neonatal sickness in a rural community. A cross-sectional survey, using a triangulation of qualitative (focus group discussion) and quantitative (structured questionnaire) methods was carried out. Although most of the grandmothers and mothers believed in early feeding within 2 h of delivery, they often administered prelacteal feeds such as ghutti and honey. Read More

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December 2005