Managing infantile colic and constipation

Take a closer look at the presentation and management of infantile colic and constipation in general practice by revisiting the latest diagnostic and management recommendations of these conditions.

Learn more about the underlying causes and differential diagnoses, as well as appropriate management strategies.

This module includes clinical conversations between Dr Judith Hammond, GP, Victoria and Dr Rupert Hinds, head of gastroenterology, Monash Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

After completing this module, general practitioners will be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of terms “infant colic” and “constipation”
  • Recognise symptoms of infant colic and/or constipation in babies who are breast fed and bottle fed, and before/after introduction of solids 
  • Apply appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological options for management of ongoing infant colic and/or