Baby Biotics is a double-blind randomised controlled trial of the probiotic, Lactobacillius reuteri, in 167 infants aged less than 3 months old with infant colic. The study will investigate the impact of L reuteri on infant crying and sleep, as well as maternal mental health and family quality of life.

Melbourne Children’s Consortium for Lifecourse Research Study Summary
Study name Baby Biotics
Primary Institution Royal Children’s Hospital
Major Funding Sources Royal Children’s Hospital- Centre for Community Child Health
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Equitee Trustees Charitable Trusts
Date commenced August 2011
Completion Date August 2012
Sampling frame Infants aged between 0-3 month, with infant colic from 4 health clinics/centers
Age Range 0-6 months of age
Number of waves 6
Ethics Approvals Available on request for future research
Biosamples Yes
Imaging No
Linkage No
Study Website
Key reference

Principal Investigator

Dr Valerie Sung

Ph: +61 3 9345 4363