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Giving babies "good" bacteria may help ease incessant fussing and crying.

Giving babies "good" bacteria may help ease incessant fussing and crying, says a fresh look at past studies.

But researchers say it's too soon to recommend the bacteria, known as probiotics, for colicky babies.

"There is some promise in probiotics, but we need further research to clarify it," said Dr. Valerie Sung. She led the study at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

"So unfortunately parents shouldn't just jump and get probiotics for their crying babies," Sung, who is also affiliated with the University of Melbourne, told Reuters Health.

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