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Table 1 Feeding related parameters

From: Evaluation of the safety, tolerance and efficacy of 1-year consumption of infant formula supplemented with Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 Lc40 or Bifidobacterium breve CECT7263: a randomized controlled trial

During the last 2 days the number of fecal depositions/day 1 = < 1 time, 2 = 1–3 times, 3 = 4–6 times, 4 = 7–10 times, 5= > 10 times
During the las 2 days the feces color was 1 = yellow 2 = mustard 3 = brown 4 = grey 5 = green
During the last 2 days the consistency of feces was 1 = hard lumps, 2 = sausage with cracks, 3 = soft sausage, 4 = mushy (like porridge),5 = watery
During the last 2 days the infant suffered flatulency 1 = 0 h 2 = < 3 h/day 3 = 3-6 h/day 4 = 6-12 h/day 5= > 12 h/day
During the last 2 days the infant suffered regurgitation 1 = not at all, 2 = regurgitation of small amounts during or shortly after feeding, 3 = larger regurgitation during or shortly after feeding, 4 = minor vomiting with time-lag to prior feeding, 5 = severe vomiting with considerable loss of fluid
During the past 2 days the total sum of sleeping hours in 24 h was on average 1 = < 11 h/day, 2 = 11-14 h/day, 3 = 14–17 h/day, 4 = 17–20 h/day, 5= > 20 h/day
Gender Temper: The infant’s behavior when awake during the last 2 days is best described as 1 = tired, passive, 2 = quiet, watching, 3 = well-balanced, active, 4 = bubbly, fidgety, exited, 5 = disturbed, agitate
Colic symptoms: during the last 2 days the infant has suffered continuous and disconsolate crying episodes  1 = not at all, 2 = <  3 h/day, 3 = 3–6 h/day, 4 = 6–12 h/day, 5= > 12 h/day