dr Mridul Chandra Das
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Cause of infantile colic is not known. Proposed causes include


1. Poor feeding technique or any oral restrictions resulting in a shallow latching leading to aerophagia and feeding dominantly of foremilk.

2. Alterations in fecal microbiota

3. Intolerance to cow’s milk protein or lactose

4. Gastrointestinal immaturity or inflammation

5. Increased serotonin secretion

6. Maternal smoking or nicotine replacement therapy

Posted On: 12/02/2019

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