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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