Office management of the infant with colic

J Pediatr Health Care. 1991 Jul-Aug;5(4):184-90. doi: 10.1016/0891-5245(91)90059-y.


Coping with a colicky infant can be stressful for parents. Proper office management can reduce parental stress and help parents handle the prolonged crying periods. This article assists the practitioner to better define colic and the current "cures" for excessive crying. Office management is reviewed, focusing on calming techniques and psychosocial support for parents and family. A case study is reviewed, and the use of appropriate referrals is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Colic / nursing*
  • Colic / psychology
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / nursing*
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / psychology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Care / methods*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Nurse Practitioners / methods*
  • Office Visits*
  • Parents / education
  • Parents / psychology*