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Colic Relief Initiative (CRI) Study: Effect of Human Milk Oligosaccharide on Colic and Crying and Fussing Behaviour in Infants

Colic affects up to 20% of babies in the first 3 months of life, yet the cause of colic isn’t known. The Colic Relief Initiative (CRI) Study is testing a new baby formula to see if it will help improve fussing and crying in babies with colic who are already only being fed formula).

This study involves feeding babies with colic one of two formulas for 6 weeks to see if it helps improve their crying and fussing. Parents are asked to take part in up to five, 30-minute appointments, which can be done in home or at our study offices. They also fill out a few surveys about their baby’s crying, feeding, and stool patterns, and are asked to complete a few brief telephone interviews.

Project Investigators

Principal Investigators:  Dr. John Cairney, Dr. Robert Issenman, Dr. John Bienenstock, Dr. David Price

Project Partners

Abbott Nutrition

    • McMaster University Department of Family Medicine
    • David Braley Health Sciences Centre
    • 100 Main Street West, 6th Floor
    • Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6
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