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Clinical Review From Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

Management of infantile colic

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 10 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4102

Re: Management of infantile colic

As an embryo, and later a fetus, our needs are automatically satisfied. But with birth, we lose our home (womb), friend (placenta), and lifeline (umbilical cord). This is a profound and haunting loss, and all behavior is an unconscious attempt to recreate the intimacy and sufficiency of prenatal life.

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 July 2013
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA