They Say: Chamomile Tea Soothes Baby's ColicBethany Sanders
Some experts estimate that between 10 and 15 babies experience colic, which means that 10 to 15 percent of parents are out there right now, desperately needing a break.
Help may come in the form of an old-fashioned treatment: chamomile tea.
The American Academy of Pediatrics reviewed two interesting studies on the subject and concluded that chamomile tea just might soothe a baby’s colic.
The tea is thought to ease muscle spasms in the baby’s intestines, a possible cause of colic. And since the tea didn’t have any adverse affects — except for very rare allergic reactions (rub a little on your baby’s skin first to look for redness) — it’s considered safe, according to the New York Times, for parents to try. (As always, talk to your doctor first.)
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