Does maternal diet affect infantile colic?
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CitationOkan Aksoy, M., Gündüz, M., Okur, M., Akgün, C. ve Esin, K. (2016). Does maternal diet affect infantile colic? Journal Of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 29(19), 3139-3141. https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14767058.2015.1115011
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of maternal diet on infantile colic without any interventions or food restrictions. Methods: Thirty colicky and 29 non-colicky infants were included in this prospective study. Mother's diet and baby crying time were recorded for 1 week by mothers; nutritionist classified contents of mother's diet and compared the diet of mother in colicky and non-colicky infants. Results: It was found that mothers of non-colicky infants consumed significantly more grapes and lemons than mothers of colicky infants (p = 0.044). The crying time was moderately negatively correlated with the percentage of protein in the maternal diet (R = -0.45, p = 0.01) and the presence of potatoes in the maternal diet (R = -0.38, p = 0.034) and positively correlated with the maternal consumption of walnut (R = 0.38, p = 0.034), banana (R = 0.44, p = 0.01). Conclusions: Removing bananas from the maternal diet may reduce colic. The consumption of a protein-rich maternal diet, grapes, lemons and potatoes by breastfeeding mothers may protect infants from colic.