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The probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri, used as a dietary supplement by adults to soothe intestinal disorders, appears to reduce colic when given in drops to breastfed infants. In a recent study, 95 percent of babies given the probiotic cried less, compared with only 7 percent of babies who received simethicone, a medication commonly used to treat gas. The researchers defined colic as more than three hours of crying on more than three days per week.