About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Maternal Migraines Linked to Colicky Babies

by Kathy Jones on February 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM
Font : A-A+

 Maternal Migraines Linked to Colicky Babies

Migraines and colic may be linked after researchers found that babies of mothers who suffer from migraines are two and a half times more likely to have infant colic.

The study was conducted by researchers from University of California who analyzed medical records of more than 154 mothers and their babies. The mothers were also asked questions that were developed using standard criteria for colic.

Advertisement

The researchers found that around 29 percent of babies whose mothers suffered from migraines had colic while it was just 11 percent among babies whose mothers did not have migraines.

"Since migraine is a highly genetic disorder, our study suggests that infant colic may be an early sign that a child may be predisposed toward migraine headache later in life. Colic may be another example of a childhood periodic syndrome, which is often a precursor to migraine", lead researcher Amy Gelfand said.


Source: Medindia
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended Reading

This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Maternal Migraines Linked to Colicky Babies Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests