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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-05-31

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FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1991

Doctor Has Answer
For Colic In Infants


Special to The Jewish News


rabby babies, a par-
ent's greatest fear
next to razor sharp
diaper pins, have found their
match in an unassuming,
Baltimore-bred pediatrician.
Bruce Taubman, the au-
thor of Curing Infant Colic,
just published by Bantam
Books, checks infant fussi-
ness at its source: Discom-
fort. Whether hungry, sick,
or bored, a baby knows only
one means of announcing
the anguish.
Colic had for years been
described as acute abdomi-
nal pain. But Dr. Taubman
said the infant's crying
could be symptomatic of
other problems as well.
Stopping the excessive
crying, any parent will say,
is as easy as figuring out
what the baby wants. But,
declares Dr. Taubman (a
declaration that, by in-
ference, gives reason for the
book's existence), "[Crying]
is imprecise as a message
and often difficult to inter-
From this simple asser-
tion, Dr. Taubman launches
into a close study of the
problem of interpreting a
baby's cries. Instead of look-
ing at the problem from an
academic point of view, the
Cherry Hill, N.J., pediatri-
cian guides parents through
the ups and downs of an in-
fant's temperament.
"Trying to ignore the
baby's temperament is like
setting up your picnic on the
slope of a volcano," warns
Dr. Taubman, who went to

Talmudical Academy and
Milford Mill High School.
"Maybe the volcano won't
erupt and your plans will
work out. But maybe it will
erupt, and that will be the
end of your picnic."
The bucolic setting of a
picnic may be the best way
to idealize a new infant's life.
In reality, however, babies,
like all humans, have differ-
ent temperaments. Normal
infants cry between 30 and
90 minutes every day. But
there are those, Dr. Taub-
man consoles, who cry three,
even more, hours a day. De-
spite the length of time,
parents cannot bear to hear
their children wail, even for
a few minutes.
"It adds a lot of stress to a
very stressful situation,"
said a parent, who rais-
ed her daughter alone. A
baby's cries, she said, cre-
ates a mood of anxiety and
frustration, making cool-
headed action difficult, if not
impossible. Eventually, she
said, finding the source of
discomfort is a natural par-
ental response, and the baby
may be soothed by ac-
tivities, like feeding, a car
ride or being wrapped in a

Solving the problem is a
matter of reacting to an in-
fant's needs. By focusing on
the response, rather than
the actual crying infant, Dr.
Taubman looks for a "cure"
to colicky babies.
"Scientists now accept the
fact that for babies in the
first few months of life, cry-
ing is far from meaning-
less," Dr. Taubman writes.
"Rather, it is the infant's

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