Medical News Today: Gripe water: Uses and other treatments for baby colic

In the past, doctors speculated that colic was caused by an infant having stomach pain or upset, though this has not been proven. Despite this, many parents use gripe water, or water mixed with herbs, to soothe a baby's upset stomach, and it has become popular with some parents and supporters of alternative or herbal medicine. However, parents considering using gripe water as a colic remedy should consult their pediatrician first. Colic is a condition that causes an otherwise healthy and well-fed infant to cry intensely for 3 or more hours per day for 3 or more days per week...

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