Who's to blame for a colicky baby?

June 30, 2009 2:23:00 PM PDT
For years, studies have shown that crying, colicky babies are often linked to mothers who are depressed during pregnancy. But a new report finds that fathers may also contribute to their infants' well being.

The study in Pediatrics found only 2.5 percent of those studied were termed excessive criers. But, of those babies, there was a 30 percent higher risk for depression in both parents.

Also a dad with symptoms of depression was twice as likely to have an infant who cried excessively as was a dad who was not depressed.


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