Identification of Effective Interventions Used by Parents and Other Caregivers in Treating Infant Colic

by Austin, Jean Marie

Abstract (Summary)
Infant Colic has been recognized as a clinical condition affecting up to one-third of all infants. Colic has been described as unexplained irritability; fussing or crying that may develop into agonizing screaming. Wessel, et al., (1954) defined Infant Colic as crying more that 3 hours a day, at least 3 days a week, for at least 3 weeks. Colic most frequently occurs in the late afternoon or evening. No effective intervention has been identified as a standard treatment. This study was conducted in an effort to identify effective interventions, as identified by parents or other caregivers while caring for their infant with colic. This study identified walking with the infant rocking the infant change in formula and medication as effective interventions. Interventions that were not found to be effective were quiet room, placing the infant in a crib, playing nature sound, letting the baby cry and change in bottle type
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Toledo Health Science Campus

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:infant colic intervention crying


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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