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Top New York Pediatric Gastroenterologist Joins The Colief® Colic Council

May 3, 2013

Expert Panel Provides Answers on the Common, yet Confusing Issue of Colic

NEW YORK, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Joel Lavine, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center, is the newest member of the Colief® Colic Council, a group of experts assembled to help educate and assist parents of the more than 1.2 million colicky babies – around 28 percent of U.S. infants – born each year.

Infant colic – unexplained crying lasting more than three hours per day, three days per week, for at least three weeks – severely stresses new parents and is usually accompanied by experimentation with feeding styles, formulas, etc. Dr. Lavine and the other Colief® Colic Council members are working to bring better insight into its scientific causes and solutions.

“This council is a platform to bring information about colic research from our field of pediatric gastroenterology to a wider audience. I’m excited to help lead these discussions,” says Dr. Lavine.

The Colief® Colic Council is a group of physicians and moms offering varied perspectives on the scientific and emotional implications of colic to help parents cope with the condition. Other members of the group include:

  • Robert Sears, M.D. F.A.A.P., board-certified pediatrician and co-author of the Sears Parenting Library
  • Arleen K. Lamba, M.D., medical director of Blush Med Institute, a Mommy MD Guide parenting expert, and mother of an infant who recently had colic
  • Yolanda Machado, the mommy blogger behind the popular blog Sassy Mama in LA, contributor to Babble.com and mom of a colicky infant

The Colief® Colic Council was compiled by the maker of Colief® Infant Drops, an all-natural dietary supplement clinically proven to reduce colic related crying time by 45 percent when caused by Transient Lactase Deficiency (TLD), a temporary lactose intolerance in infants responsible for 38 percent of colic cases. The solution for TLD related colic is simple: replace most of the lactase enzyme baby is not producing on their own and reduce crying time. Colief® Infant Drops (www.colief.com), manufactured by Crosscare Ltd., is the only infant product available containing lactase enzyme, which occurs naturally in the small intestine. Added to baby’s milk (breast or milk-based formula), Colief® reduces the level of lactose in milk by breaking it down before baby is fed, easing digestion, reducing discomfort and crying.

SOURCE Crosscare Ltd.

Source: PR Newswire