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Can a New Probiotic Cure Colic in Babies?

Colic is a frustrating condition for parents and is a term used to describe uncontrollable crying. An infant is considered colicky if they are more than three weeks old and cry for more than three hours a day, three days a week, for three weeks or more. Researchers at UT Health are investigating whether a […]

Colic is a frustrating condition for parents and is a term used to describe uncontrollable crying. An infant is considered colicky if they are more than three weeks old and cry for more than three hours a day, three days a week, for three weeks or more.

Researchers at UT Health are investigating whether a probiotic might be helpful in treating colicky babies.

Houston Matters' Maggie Martin spoke with two guests to learn more about the study.

Dr. Marc Rhoads is professor and director of pediatric gastroenterology at the UTHealth Medical School and director of the Endoscopy Laboratory at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. And Tamara Carter is a Houston mother who enrolled in the study after learning her baby had colic.

Dr. Rhoads says when it comes to what causes colic, nobody really knows.

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