Lactobacillus reuteri (American Type Culture Collection Strain 55730) Versus Simethicone in the Treatment of Infantile Colic: A Prospective Randomized Study

@article{Savino2007LactobacillusR,
  title={Lactobacillus reuteri (American Type Culture Collection Strain 55730) Versus Simethicone in the Treatment of Infantile Colic: A Prospective Randomized Study},
  author={Francesco Savino and E. Pelle and Elisabetta Palumeri and Roberto Oggero and Roberto Miniero},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={119},
  pages={e124 - e130}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal was to test the hypothesis that oral administration of Lactobacillus reuteri in a prospective randomized study would improve symptoms of infantile colic. [] Key MethodMETHODS Ninety breastfed colicky infants were assigned randomly to receive either the probiotic L. reuteri (10(8) live bacteria per day) or simethicone (60 mg/day) each day for 28 days. The mothers avoided cow's milk in their diet. Parents monitored daily crying times and adverse effects by using a questionnaire.

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