Most situations of infantile colic are reported at the 2nd to 3rd week post-birth.

Wiberg identified that spinal manipulation was effective from day 1 in reducing the strength of symptoms and after initial 5 times of therapy, the therapeutic benefits had been much more advanced than dimethicone suggesting spinal misalignment among the causative element in the pathogenesis of infantile colic. Besides chiropractic care, specific behavioral elements are also helpful in reducing the strength of symptoms. For example, usually do not feed sugary foods or synthetic juices due to risk of flatulence or gas production by intestinal bacteria. Avoid over-feeding the infant as it might increase the risk of gastric distention. Pat the relative back of the baby after feeding for burping.You will see the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Report, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, debates and discussions. The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Kaiser and Company Family members Foundation. All rights reserved.

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