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The exact cause of colic is not known. But some
breast-feeding mothers have noticed that certain foods seem to cause
colic in their babies. It is possible that some foods may affect breast milk and contribute
to intestinal gas or other digestive problems, which may make crying episodes
worse. More research is needed to investigate this relationship.
commonly associated with affecting a mother's breast milk in this way include:
If you suspect that your baby's crying becomes worse after feeding
with breast milk, keep a record of what you eat and how your baby acts,
especially when crying episodes occur.
February 25, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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