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Algorithms for managing infant constipation, colic, regurgitation and cow's milk allergy in formula-fed infants.

Research paper by Y Y Vandenplas, P P Alarcon, P P Alliet, E E De Greef, N N De Ronne, I I Hoffman, M M Van Winckel, B B Hauser

Indexed on: 04 Feb '15Published on: 04 Feb '15Published in: Acta Paediatrica



Abstract

Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as constipation, regurgitation and infant colic, occur in about half of infants. These symptoms are often functional, but they may also be caused by cow's milk protein allergy. We developed three algorithms for formula-fed infants, which are consensus rather than evidence-based due to the limited research available in the existing literature.We believe that these algorithms will help primary healthcare practitioners to recognise and manage these frequent gastrointestinal manifestations in infants.

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