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Can formula cause colic?
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In brief: Yes
Technically, colic is "unexplained crying"; but lots of babies who have colic, get better with change to a hypoallergenic formula or breast milk.

In brief: Yes
Technically, colic is "unexplained crying"; but lots of babies who have colic, get better with change to a hypoallergenic formula or breast milk.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Paul Trani
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Colic is still a mystery to us in the infant field, but what we do know is that it's more of a developmental issue than a gastrointestinal issue.
We also know that some formulas aren't the right fit for all babies, and may result in gassiness, but this should not be confused with colic. Most colic is there-and-gone by 2-4 months of age; formula problems will persist past that time frame.

In brief: No
Colic is still a mystery to us in the infant field, but what we do know is that it's more of a developmental issue than a gastrointestinal issue.
We also know that some formulas aren't the right fit for all babies, and may result in gassiness, but this should not be confused with colic. Most colic is there-and-gone by 2-4 months of age; formula problems will persist past that time frame.
Dr. Paul Trani
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Colic is a behavior where a baby has unconsolable bouts of fussiness for hours.
For some babies these episodes can be caused by formula intolerances and when changed to a compatible formula, the so-called colic disappears.

In brief: Yes
Colic is a behavior where a baby has unconsolable bouts of fussiness for hours.
For some babies these episodes can be caused by formula intolerances and when changed to a compatible formula, the so-called colic disappears.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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