Alternative Therapies for Colic

If you search the Internet, you are bound to find several alternative therapies for colic. Various supplements, teas, and emulsions have all been studied for treating related symptoms. Some studies have shown a benefit. However, until there is more reliable scientific data, it is simply too early to recommend any of these treatments.
 
You may have also read about infant massage being recommended to treat colic. However, studies have not shown that it can decrease symptoms in a colicky baby.
 
Before considering any natural product for treating colic symptoms, do your research and talk with your infant's healthcare provider. Some things to consider include the following:
 
  • What studies, if any, have been done on it?
  • What are the possible risks?
  • What you see on the label may not reflect what is in the bottle.
     
(Click Natural Remedies for Colic for more information on alternative therapies for colic. This article also discusses the research that has been done on natural alternatives and what you should know before buying such a remedy for your colicky baby.)
 
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