Probiotics to Prevent Infantile Colic, Regurgitation and Functional Constipation

Flavia Indrio, MD Department of Pediatrics Aldo Moro University of Bari Bari, Interview with:
Flavia Indrio, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Aldo Moro University of Bari
Bari, Italy What are the main findings of the study?

Answer: The main finding is that for the first time the use in prevention instead of treatment with a probiotic for the colic regurgitation and constipation. Were any of the findings unexpected?

Answer: Yes because is the first time that we attempt to use this probiotic in prevention. What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Answer: Clinicians should know this possibility and inform their patients. What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Answer: The study needs to be repeated and also the children need to have a long term follow up.


Indrio F, Di Mauro A, Riezzo G, et al. Prophylactic Use of a Probiotic in the Prevention of Colic, Regurgitation, and Functional Constipation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;():. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4367.

Last Updated on January 14, 2014 by Marie Benz MD FAAD