Table 1

Excluded studies, with reasons for exclusion
Reasons for exclusion of studies
Use of breast milk or mixed feeds (breast milk, formula, other milk – cow, buffalo, goat milk) No use of probiotic, prebiotic Cross over trial / study, Not RCT Type of feed not clear / specified Different inclusion criteria or outcomes Data for end of treatment period not available Data presentation inappropriate for Meta -analysis
Allen 201061 Magne 200879 Brunser 198967 Bongers 200766 Panigrahi 200882 Augustina 200760 Isolauri 200073 Rautava 200983 Decsi 200570
Baldeon 200865 Mah 200780 Thibault 200491 Euler 200571 Karvonen 199996 Alliet 200762 Knol 200575 Rinne 200585
Chandra 200268 Rinne 200686 Kim 200774 Karvonen 200197 Bakker-Zierikzee 200563 Nopchinda 200281 Velaphi 200894
Kuitunen 200976 Saavedra 200488 Rigo 200184 Bakker-Zierikzee 200664 Rivero 200487
Kukkonen 200777 Sepp 199390 Savino 200389 Correa 200569 Urao 199992
Kukkonen 200878 Vendt 200695 Hol 200872 Van der Aa 201093

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