The pregnant women, by improving their intake of a vitamin found in eggs, chicken and steak can diminish their odds of having a crying or colicky baby. The researchers have revealed that women with higher levels of vitamin B12 in early pregnancy are three times more prone to have quiet and contented babies.
Such babies only cry for as a minimum three hours in a whole day. In the interim, women who have lowest levels of B12 vitamin are far more prone to have babies that cry at least three hours a day. The vitamin B12 plays a significant role in the growth of brain and nervous system in unborn babies and is also crucial for health blood circulation.
This is found in red chicken, meat, dairy products and prepared breakfast cereals, together with liver and shellfish. The vegetarians are especially susceptible to vitamin B12 shortage which is a condition that escorts to fatigue, anemia, loss of weight loss and constipation. The study is the first to demonstrate a connection between colic and nutrition of a mother.
In a study carried out by Dutch researchers examined levels of vitamin B12 in the blood of more than four thousand women in their twelve week of pregnancy. The findings of the study were compared with findings of survey filled by the women around three months after the birth of babies, reported the Early Human Development journal.
They revealed that about five percent of women who had lowest levels of vitamin B12 whined that their babies cried extremely, in comparison to just one percent of the mothers who had highest levels. After considering other aspects like age, social background, smoking and education, researchers found that women with lowest levels of vitamin B12 were more prone to have colicky babies.
There was found no connection between folate, other nutrients vital for healthy growth of the brain and crying. The insufficiency of vitamin B12 can affect the growth of brain’s nerve cells and raises petulance in infants. The natural sleep cycle of babies could also be interrupted as low levels prevent the liberation of melatonin, a sleep hormone.