Volume 9, Issue 2 (4-2021)                   J. Pediatr. Rev 2021, 9(2): 105-114 | Back to browse issues page

XML Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Firooz M, Eidy F, Abbasi Z, Hosseini S J. Parental Factors Affecting the Incidence of Infantile Colic: A Systematic Review. J. Pediatr. Rev. 2021; 9 (2) :105-114
URL: http://jpr.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-356-en.html
1- Department of Nursing, Esfarayen Faculty of Medical Sciences, Esfarayen, Iran.
2- Department of Biostatistics, Esfarayen Faculty of Medical Sciences, Esfarayen, Iran.
3- Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, North Khorasan, Iran.
4- Department of Nursing, Esfarayen Faculty of Medical Sciences, Esfarayen, Iran. , s.j.hoseini2016@gmail.com
Abstract:   (2985 Views)
Context: Infantile Colic (IC) is an essential problem in infancy that is influenced by factors related to infants and parents. The parental factors associated with colic have not been comprehensively assessed. 
Objectives: The present systematic review was conducted to investigate the parental factors affecting the incidence of IC.
Data Sources: Databases, including PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Science Direct, Google scholar, as well as Scientific Information Database (SID), and Magiran (Iranian websites) were searched to identify all eligible papers concerning parental factors affecting infantile CI. The registration number of this study was CRD42020163518 in the PROSPERO database.
Study Selection: A total of 423 relevant articles published up to the end of December 2019 were assessed. The selected articles were screened based on duplicated, eligibility criteria, and quality appraisal. The main inclusion criteria were observational studies and articles in Persian and English languages.
Data Extraction: The Mesh keywords and Boolean operators included (“risk factors” OR “causality”) AND (“parents” OR “fathers” OR “mothers”) AND (“infant”) AND (“colic”). Consequently, 18 papers were thoroughly studied and the related data were extracted. Two researchers independently performed the data extraction and quality assessment based on the STROBE checklist from the observational studies. The information of selected studies was recorded in a table, i.e. consisted of authors’ names, purpose, design, population, and main results.
Results: Final articles consisted of 10 prospective, 6 cross-sectional, and 2 case-control studies. Eventually, the effective factors were placed in 6 categories, as follows: psychological factors, physical factors, taking medications, perinatal factors, family’s socioeconomic status, and maternal diet. The most important characteristics predisposing to IC were parental depression, anxiety, smoking, maternal history of migraine, young age, primiparity, low family support, high socioeconomic status, high-risk pregnancies, and delivery, taking antibiotics, as well as the consumption of celery, onions, and bananas.
Conclusions: Various parental factors affect the incidence of colic. Identifying these risk factors and accurate planning can be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of IC.
Full-Text [PDF 561 kb]   (839 Downloads) |   |   Full-Text (HTML)  (476 Views)  
Type of Study: Systematic Review | Subject: Pediatrics
Received: 2020/08/28 | Accepted: 2020/10/28 | Published: 2021/04/1

1. Raak C, Krueger P, Klement P, De Jaegere S, Weber S, Keller T, et al. Effectiveness of a homeopathic complex medicine in infantile colic: A randomized multicenter study. Complementary therapies in medicine. 2019;45:136-41. [DOI:10.1016/j.ctim.2019.05.026] [PMID]
2. Mansouri S, Kazemi I, Baghestani AR, Zayeri F, Nahidi F, Gazerani N. A placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of massaging on infantile colic using a random-effects joint model. Pediatric health, medicine and therapeutics. 2018;9:157-63. [DOI:10.2147/PHMT.S185214] [PMID] [PMCID]
3. Indrio F, Dargenio VN, Giordano P, Francavilla R. Preventing and Treating Colic. Advances in experimental medicine and biology. 2019;1125:49-56. [DOI:10.1007/5584_2018_315] [PMID]
4. Mohammadi G, Ghazanfarpour M, Kargarfard L, Babakhanian M. Effectiveness of Herbal Medicines Containing Phytoestrogens to Treat Infantile Colic: A Meta-analysis Review. JPR. 2019;7(1):1-10. [DOI:10.32598/jpr.7.1.1]
5. Cohen-Bendahan CC, van Doornen LJ, de Weerth C. Young adults' reactions to infant crying. Infant behavior & development. 2014;37(1):33-43. [DOI:10.1016/j.infbeh.2013.12.004] [PMID]
6. Zhang D, Zhang Y, Sang Y, Zheng N, Liu X. The Relationship between Infant Colic and Migraine as well as Tension-Type Headache: A Meta-Analysis. Pain research & management. 2019;2019:8307982. [DOI:10.1155/2019/8307982] [PMID] [PMCID]
7. Smarius LJCA, Strieder TGA, Loomans EM, Doreleijers TAH, Vrijkotte TGM, Gemke RJ, et al. Excessive infant crying doubles the risk of mood and behavioral problems at age 5: evidence for mediation by maternal characteristics. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017;26(3):293-302. [DOI:10.1007/s00787-016-0888-4] [PMID] [PMCID]
8. Zeifman DM, St James-Roberts I. Parenting the Crying Infant. Curr Opin Psychol. 2017;15:149-54. [DOI:10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.02.009] [PMID] [PMCID]
9. Zeevenhooven J, Browne PD, L'Hoir MP, de Weerth C, Benninga MA. Infant colic: mechanisms and management. Nature reviews Gastroenterology & hepatology. 2018;15(8):479-96. [DOI:10.1038/s41575-018-0008-7] [PMID]
10. Rhoads JM, Collins J, Fatheree NY, Hashmi SS, Taylor CM, Luo M, et al. Infant Colic Represents Gut Inflammation and Dysbiosis. The Journal of pediatrics. 2018;203:55-61.e3. [DOI:10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.07.042] [PMID] [PMCID]
11. Aksoy Okan M, Gunduz M, Okur M, Akgun C, Esin K. Does maternal diet affect infantile colic? The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstet. 2016;29(19):3139-41. [DOI:10.3109/14767058.2015.1115011] [PMID]
12. Alexander CP, Zhu J, Paul IM, Kjerulff KH. Fathers make a difference: positive relationships with mother and baby in relation to infant colic. Child: care, health and development. 2017;43(5):687-96. [DOI:10.1111/cch.12445] [PMID]
13. Goedhart G, van der Wal MF, van Eijsden M, Bonsel GJ. Maternal vitamin B-12 and folate status during pregnancy and excessive infant crying. Early human development. 2011;87(4):309-14. [DOI:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2011.01.037] [PMID]
14. Johnson JD, Cocker K, Chang E. Infantile Colic: Recognition and Treatment. American family physician. 2015;92(7):577-82.
15. FitzGibbon K, Ju NR. Can the Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri Be Used to Treat Infant Colic? Annals of emergency medicine. 2019;73(3):272-3. [DOI:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.09.016] [PMID]
16. Vandenbroucke JP, von Elm E, Altman DG, Gøtzsche PC, Mulrow CD, Pocock SJ, et al. Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE): explanation and elaboration. Int J Surg. 2014;12(12):1500-24. [DOI:10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.07.014] [PMID]
17. Canivet CA, Ostergren PO, Rosen AS, Jakobsson IL, Hagander BM. Infantile colic and the role of trait anxiety during pregnancy in relation to psychosocial and socioeconomic factors. Scand J Public Health. 2005;33(1):26-34. [DOI:10.1080/14034940410028316] [PMID]
18. Heydarian F, Kharazmi A, Khatami F, Omidian M. Maternal and other risk factors including bovine IgG in developing infantile colic. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics. 2007;17(1):19-22.
19. Abaci FB, Gokce S, Tuygun N, Karacan CD, Oner O. Psychosocial status and quality of life in mothers of infants with colic. Turk J Pediatr. 2013;55(4):391-5.
20. Gungor S, Kirik S, Ozkars MY, Korulmaz A. Effect of Maternal Depression and Environmental Factors on Infantile Colic. Erciyes Medical Journal. 2019;41(1):80-4. [DOI:10.14744/etd.2018.18185]
21. Maxted AE, Dickstein S, Miller-Loncar C, High P, Spritz B, Liu J, et al. Infant colic and maternal depression. Infant Ment Health J. 2005;26(1):56-68. [DOI:10.1002/imhj.20035] [PMID]
22. Foster JA, McVey Neufeld KA. Gut-brain axis: how the microbiome influences anxiety and depression. Trends Neurosci. 2013;36(5):305-12. [DOI:10.1016/j.tins.2013.01.005] [PMID]
23. Sung V, D'Amico F, Cabana MD, Chau K, Koren G, Savino F, et al. Lactobacillus reuteri to Treat Infant Colic: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2018;141(1):e20171811. [DOI:10.1542/peds.2017-1811] [PMID]
24. Van Den Berg MP, Van Der Ende J, Crijnen AAM, Jaddoe VWV, Moll HA, Mackenbach JP, et al. Paternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy are related to excessive infant crying. Pediatrics. 2009;124(1):e96-e103. [DOI:10.1542/peds.2008-3100] [PMID]
25. Raiha H, Lehtonen L, Huhtala V, Saleva K, Korvenranta H. Excessively crying infant in the family: mother-infant, father-infant and mother-father interaction. Child: care, health and development. 2002;28(5):419-29. [DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2214.2002.00292.x] [PMID]
26. Aktas S, Kucuk Alemdar D. Correlation between Infantile Colic and Maternal Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy, Breastfeeding Success and Breast Milk Amount. J Trop Pediatr. 2019;65(4):321-7. [DOI:10.1093/tropej/fmy054] [PMID]
27. Yalçin SS, Kuşkonmaz BB. Relationship of lower breastfeeding score and problems in infancy. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2011;6(4):205-8. [DOI:10.1089/bfm.2010.0092] [PMID]
28. Kaymaz N, Yıldırım Ş, Topaloğlu N, Gencer M, Binnetoğlu FK, Tekin M, et al. Prenatal maternal risk factors for infantile colic. Nursing children and young people. 2015;27(10):32-8. [DOI:10.7748/ncyp.27.10.32.s28] [PMID]
29. Søndergaard C, Olsen J, Friis-Haschè E, Dirdal M, Thrane N, Toft Sørensen H. Psychosocial distress during pregnancy and the risk of infantile colic: A follow-up study. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics. 2003;92(7):811-6. [DOI:10.1111/j.1651-2227.2003.tb02538.x]
30. Søndergaard C, Henriksen TB, Obel C, Wisborg K. Smoking during pregnancy and infantile colic. Pediatrics. 2001;108(2 II):342-6. [DOI:10.1542/peds.108.2.342] [PMID]
31. Gelfand AA, Buse DC, Cabana MD, Grimes B, Goadsby PJ, Allen IE. The Association Between Parental Migraine and Infant Colic: A Cross-Sectional, Web-Based, U.S. Survey Study. Headache. 2019;59(7):988-1001. [DOI:10.1111/head.13575] [PMID]
32. Gelfand AA. Infant colic--a baby's migraine? Cephalalgia. 2015;35(14):1243-5. [DOI:10.1177/0333102415576224] [PMID]
33. Shenassa ED, Brown MJ. Maternal smoking and infantile gastrointestinal dysregulation: the case of colic. Pediatrics. 2004;114(4):e497-505. [DOI:10.1542/peds.2004-1036] [PMID]
34. Hosseini SJ, Firooz M, Khantaraj S, Firouzian AA, B M. Caring for Infant with colic. Mashhad: parastaran Javan; 2019. 23-4 p.
35. Canivet C, Ostergren PO, Jakobsson I, Hagander B. Higher risk of colic in infants of nonmanual employee mothers with a demanding work situation in pregnancy. Int J Behav Med. 2004;11(1):37-47. [DOI:10.1207/s15327558ijbm1101_5] [PMID]
36. Canivet CA, Östergren P-O, Jakobsson IL, Dejin-Karlsson E, Hagander BM. Infantile colic, maternal smoking and infant feeding at 5 weeks of age. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2008;36(3):284-91. [DOI:10.1177/1403494807086981] [PMID]
37. Kheirkhah D, Sharif MR, Rezaei MH, Ardakani AT. Relationship between type of nutrition and infantile colic. International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences. 2016;5(12):261-4.
38. Rising R, Lifshitz F. Relationship between maternal obesity and infant feeding-interactions. Nutr J. 2005;4:17-. [DOI:10.1186/1475-2891-4-17] [PMID] [PMCID]
39. Zwart P, Vellema-Goud MGA, Brand PLP. Characteristics of infants admitted to hospital for persistent colic, and comparison with healthy infants. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics. 2007;96(3):401-5. [DOI:10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00090.x] [PMID]
40. Fazil M. Prevalence and risk factors for infantile colic in District Mansehra. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2011;23(2):115-7.
41. Camilleri M, Park SY, Scarpato E, Staiano A. Exploring hypotheses and rationale for causes of infantile colic. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2017;29(2):10.1111/nmo.12943. [DOI:10.1111/nmo.12943] [PMID] [PMCID]
42. Clifford TJ, Campbell MK, Speechley KN, Gorodzinsky F. Infant Colic: Empirical Evidence of the Absence of an Association With Source of Early Infant Nutrition. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2002;156(11):1123-8. [DOI:10.1001/archpedi.156.11.1123] [PMID]
43. Lust KD, Brown JE, Thomas W. Maternal intake of cruciferous vegetables and other foods and colic symptoms in exclusively breast-fed infants. J Am Diet Assoc. 1996;96(1):46-8. [DOI:10.1016/S0002-8223(96)00013-2]
44. Hill DJ, Hosking CS. Infantile colic and food hypersensitivity. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000;30 Suppl:S67-76. [DOI:10.1097/00005176-200001001-00011] [PMID]
45. Nocerino R, Pezzella V, Cosenza L, Amoroso A, Di Scala C, Amato F, et al. The controversial role of food allergy in infantile colic: evidence and clinical management. Nutrients. 2015;7(3):2015-25. [DOI:10.3390/nu7032015] [PMID] [PMCID]
46. Mhaske S, Mhaske S, Badrinarayan S, Zade R, Shirsath U. Role of protein rich maternal diet in infantile colic. J Indian Med Assoc. 2012;110(5):317-8.
47. Zhang P, Hamaker BR. Banana starch structure and digestibility. Carbohydrate Polymers. 2012;87(2):1552-8. [DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2011.09.053]
48. Gordon M, Biagioli E, Sorrenti M, Lingua C, Moja L, Banks SS, et al. Dietary modifications for infantile colic. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;10(10):CD011029-CD. [DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD011029.pub2] [PMID] [PMCID]
49. Leppälehto E, Pärtty A, Kalliomäki M, Löyttyniemi E, Isolauri E, Rautava S. Maternal Intrapartum Antibiotic Administration and Infantile Colic: Is there a Connection? Neonatology. 2018:226-9. [DOI:10.1159/000489991] [PMID]
50. Sung V, D'Amico F, Cabana MD, Chau K, Koren G, Savino F, et al. Lactobacillus reuteri to Treat Infant Colic: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2018;141(1). [DOI:10.1542/peds.2017-1811] [PMID]
51. Kaymaz N, Yıldırım Ş, Topaloğlu N, Gencer M, Binnetoğlu FK, Tekin M, et al. Prenatal maternal risk factors for infantile colic. Nurs Child Young People. 2015;27(10):32-8. [DOI:10.7748/ncyp.27.10.32.s28] [PMID]
52. Talachian E, Bidari A, Rezaie MH. Incidence and risk factors for infantile colic in Iranian infants. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2008;14(29):4662-6. [DOI:10.3748/wjg.14.4662] [PMID] [PMCID]
53. Søndergaard C, Olsen J, Dirdal M, Friis-Hasché E, Toft Sørensen H. Infantile colic: An assessment of possible risk factors. Ugeskrift for Laeger. 2001;163(45):6265-70.

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Send email to the article author

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2022 CC BY-NC 4.0 | Journal of Pediatrics Review

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb