Evid Based Nurs 2:11 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.1.11
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Review: some behavioural interventions, drugs, and dietary changes reduce infantile colic

Interventions for reducing excessive crying in infantile colic

Comparisons No of studies Effect size (95% CI)
*Effect sizes are weighted.
Eliminating cows' milk protein v control 5 0.22 (0.10 to 0.34)*
Herbal tea v control 1 0.32 (0.10 to 0.54)
Anticholinergic drugs v control 5 0.46 (0.33 to 0.60)*
Reduced stimulation v control 1 0.48 (0.23 to 0.74)
Parental responsiveness v no cows' milk protein 1 0.30 (0.06 to 0.55)
Soothing techniques and information v control 1 −0.37 (−0.69 to −0.05)

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