Gas Pain in Babies (Colic Pain)
Infantile colic gas pain in babies usually begins after the second week. The most intense period is in the sixth week. Generally (47%) it is not seen after 3 months. Sometimes (12%) it can continue for up to 12 months.
0-3 months of healthy nutrition and normal development in babies
Lasting at least 3 weeks
More than 3 days a week and
It is a clinical condition in which Crying, Flushing, and Pulling Legs Towards the abdomen are observed for more than 3 hours a day.
What causes colic is seen and such factors have been blamed:
Smoking: The higher the number of individuals who smoke at home, the higher the likelihood and severity of colic in babies.
Nutrition: bottle feeding and supine feeding have been reported to cause gas formation.
Allergy: Cow’s milk allergy or multiple food allergies may cause very different symptoms, and are important in the differential diagnosis of infantile colic seen only with crying.
Lactose digestive disorders: Some experts have expressed the opinion that lactose malabsorption is responsible for infantile colic.
Changes in the flora of the digestive system: The intestines of the baby, which are sterile (germ-free) at birth, transmit various microorganisms to the intestine by swallowing during birth. As soon as the baby begins to suckle, the probiotic and prebiotic substances in the breast milk are broken down by the disease-causing bacteria in the intestine and the intestinal wall becomes dominant by being surrounded by probiotic bacteria. This is the development of normal intestinal flora.
In the studies conducted, it was observed that the stools of babies with infantile colic were less lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus brevis, and Lactobacillus lactis more. Therefore, it is important which type of medication to be given in the treatment of infantile colic.
Probiotics in the treatment of infantile colic:
When probiotics are used in the treatment of infantile colic, the question of which probiotics to be used in what amount should be answered. In cases where lactobacilli that can be used as probiotics decrease, the number of pathogenic microorganisms increases, and successful results are obtained in studies conducted with various probiotic bacteria in the prevention and treatment of infantile colic. Get help from your doctor about which probiotic or drug to choose.