Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Colic Solved" by Dr. Bryan Vartabedian

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs

This week on the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter blog we discussed colic. If the infant you care for seems to never stop crying we highly recommend reading Colic Solved by Dr. Bryan Vartabedian.

It’s estimated that about 1 of 5 babies cry inexplicably. Fifty-years ago, when colic was first described, doctors had few means of knowing what was going on inside a baby.

In his book Colic Solved pediatric gasroenterologist Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, describes why unexplained fussiness may often be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease. Doctor Vartabedian explains that “colic” is an old-fashioned term to describe the behavior of uncomfortable babies. Colic is not a medical diagnosis anymore than “crying” is and fortunately the underlying cause of colic has been discovered so that it can also be treated.

In most cases, colic is caused by milk protein allergy or infant reflux. Dr. Vartabedian carefully explains how to tell the difference, and what to do about it.

He explains why claims not based on scientific evidence don't work. For example, infant formula and baby bottles do not treat the root cause of the problem of colic.
So, don't just listen to "wives-tales" on how to treat colic. Instead, pick up a copy of this book and share it with your employers immediately.



Stop by next Saturday for another Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs.

2 comments:

nora said...

I've been reading this book. It's got a lot of interesting information I never knew about.

Steph 6 said...

terrific book