Infantile Colic

Managing Crying Babies:
Comparing the Effects of a Multi-strain Synbiotic with those of Simethicone

Keywords
infantile colic, extensive crying, gut microbiota, probiotic, synbiotic

Project Outline

Status: Our project “Managing Crying Babies: Comparing the Effects of a Multi-strain Synbiotic with those of Simethicone” is work in progress. Operational research has been finished and the study manuscript is currently under review for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Objectives: Our research project aims to provide answers to the following questions:

  • Diagnose infantile colic in newborns using Wessel’s criteria.
  • Investigate how the crying behavior of babies diagnosed for infantile colic is influenced by treatment with either Simethicone or Multilac Baby. Multilac Baby is a synbiotic containing nine different probiotic strains and the prebiotic fructooligosaccharides.

Remarks: This clinical trial has been approved by the Ethical committee of the Univeristy in Kalisz (project identification code 01/2020) and has been registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (registration number NCT 04487834).