Mothers with a history of migraines are twice as likely to have an infant with colic. The genes that are linked to migraines may cause an infant to be more sensitive to external stimuli and become “colicky”. The study also indicates that fathers with migraines also increase the chance of colic too. This new research study may help new parents better prepare for infants with colic symptoms. Some strategies may be to decrease loud sounds like music or television and to turn off bright lights. These techniques have been used for generations to decrease colic symptoms.
About The Author
Desmond Lew, MD
Dr Desmond Lew is a Board Certified Pediatrician in California. He received his Medical Degree in 1989 at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. His Pediatric specialty training was based at University of California, Irvine Medical Center, where he rotated through UCIMC, Children's Hospital of Orange County and Miller's Children's Hospital in Long Beach.