Link between moms with migraines and colicky babies

For Your Health

New study says mom who suffer migraines more likely to have a baby with colic

A new study shows a possible link between colicky babies and a mother’s migraine.

Researchers say moms who have migraines are more likely to have a baby with colic.

That risk was higher if moms suffered headaches more than 15 days a month.

Colic or excessive crying and fussiness in an otherwise health newborn may peak at about six weeks after a baby’s birth but could last for up to three months.

While it may not have an impact on the newborn it does have an impact on parental well-being.

Study authors hope the data can help new moms with a history of migraines better prepare for a colicky baby in those first few months.

Researchers did not find the same connection between colic and a father’s history of migraines.

The study results were reported by the American Headache Society.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Weather

More Forecast

Don't Miss