Colic more likely in babies of depressed fathers or mothers.
While many studies have demonstrated that mothers with depression are more likely to have babies with colic2,3, this is one of the first studies that demonstrates the importance of fathers in shaping babies lives even before they are born!
1van den Berg, M. P., van der Ende, J., Crijnen, A. A. M., Jaddoe, V. W. V., Moll, H. A., Mackenbach, J. P., Hofman, A., Hengeveld, M. W., Tiemeier, H., & Verhulst, F. C. (2009). Paternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy are related to excessive infant crying. Pediatrics, 124, e96-e103.
2Rautava, P., Helenius, H., & Lehtonen, L. (1993). Psychosocial predisposing factors for infantile colic. British Journal of Medicine, 307, 600-604.
3Zuckerman, B., Bauchner, H., Parker, S., & Cabral, H. (1990). Maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy, and newborn irritability. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 11, 190-194.