Things To Know About Your Colic Baby

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What is Colic?

Colic is a condition wherein a baby screams or cries for a long period of time with no apparent reason. It is also known as infant colic, three month colic and infantile colic. It typically appears during the first month of life and suddenly disappears in three or four month’s time. But it can also lasts up to 12 months of life. It is usually observed particularly during the evening wherein the baby cries often and can also be aggravated if the baby can’t burp soon after feeding. According to Dr. Morris Wessel, he defined Colic as a condition of a healthy and well-nourished baby with unexplained fussing and crying that can last for more than 3 hours a day and can occur more than 3 days a week for a period of 3 weeks. It is significant also to remember that not all fussy babies are considered to be a colic baby because babies normally cries for two to three hours a day but throughout the 24-hour period.

What are the signs and symptoms?

When the doctor diagnoses infants for a colic condition, they usually follow the “Rule of Threes”.

1) The baby is crying uncontrollably and is sustained for 3 hours.

2) It appears on or before 3 weeks of age.

3) It usually occurs 3 times every week.

4) It ends usually by the end of 3 months of age, but some cases reported that it lasts for 6 months and even 12 months.

What are the factors that can worsen colic symptoms?

1) overfeeding the child to lessen crying;

2) feeding the baby with certain foods that can increase the amount of gas especially those foods that has high sugar content and undiluted juices;

3) extreme feelings in home like anger, anxiety, fear and as well as excitement;

4) and other numbers of factors that can aggravate the symptoms but still yet inknown.

What are the things that you should do?

Unfortunately, there is no exact answer on how to work out with a colic condition. But there are some tips on how to lessen the symptoms according to other parents. Here as follows:

1) do infant massaging;

2) think about a change in the infant’s diet by changing his/her formula or a breastfeeding mother can also as well change her diet;

3) carry the baby on a sling or use a swaddling technique;

4) to reduce gas pain, you may use Simethicone drops.


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suzie anne bank has 3 articles online

All of these things must be understood especially to all mothers who has babies with colic condition so that they will gain knowledge on how to deal with their baby's condition.


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This article was published on 2011/07/25