A crying infant – Related resources
- Manipulative therapies might possibly reduce crying in infants with colic. However, there may be a significant placebo effect present [Evidence Level: D].
- There is insufficient evidence on the effect of pain-relieving agents for infantile colic [Evidence Level: D].
- Breastfeeding, non-nutritive sucking-related interventions, and rocking or holding are effective in reducing pain in infants undergoing acutely painful procedures. Breastfeeding appears to be more effective than other methods [Evidence Level: A].
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