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Probiotics for Babies

What are probiotics and why would you want to give them to your baby? Probiotics are microorganisms (good bacteria) that provide health benefits to your baby including, improving colic and tummy problems, boosting immunity, treating diarrhea and diaper rash, as well as boosting immunity. » Read more

Colic Symptoms in Babies

Colic is a condition in which a baby starts to cry for extended periods of time, and often for no obvious reason (no fever, for example). The crying is a response to intense abdominal pain, and doctors use what they call the “Rule of Three” to help identify it. » Read more

Silent Reflux in Infants (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux)

Infant reflux is what happens when a baby spits up. Silent reflux (also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux or LPR) is very similar, but the baby doesn't actually spit up, because he's able to swallow the stomach contents. The problem is that the stomach contents are acidic, so it burns on the way up and back down. » Read more

How to Soothe a Colicky Baby

Having a colicky baby can be incredibly stressful and frustrating for parents. Colic refers to when an otherwise healthy baby that cries for three or more hours a day, three or more days a week, for three or more weeks (and often much longer). » Read more

Dairy Sensitivity in Breastfed Infants

If your breastfed baby cries inconsolably for several hours a day he could have colic.  Babies are labeled as having colic if they cry for more than 3 hours a day, at least 3 times a week, and this crying lasts for more than 3 weeks.  Doctors aren’t really sure what causes c » Read more

GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)

By Rebecca Pillar

We’ve all heard the horror stories from parents who have survived a colicky child. There’s a big chance you or I could have been colicky for our parents. We cross our fingers and hope that the ‘colic fairy’ passes by our homes. Did you know that what some people consider a colicky baby could in fact be a real medical condition? What is GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)? » Read more

How to Calm Your Crying Baby

By By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

When we’re pregnant or awaiting adoption, we dream about our baby-to-be, we always envision those beautiful Hallmark card scenes: charming baby smiling up at peaceful mother’s face. We read books in advance of the big day about how care for a newborn - how to bathe, feed and dress her - and then we feel somewhat prepared. » Read more

Colic – Does Your Baby Have it? What Can You Do About It?

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Gentle Baby Care and The No-Cry Sleep Solution

You may have heard the term colic applied to any baby who cries a great deal. Not all crying babies have colic, but all colicky babies cry and they cry hard. They may stiffen their little bodies, or curl up as if in pain. They may cry so hard that they don’t seem like they even know you are there. » Read more

Colic in the Breastfed Baby

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC » Read more