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Baby Colic? What is it and how should my baby cope with it?

Baby Colic? What is it and how should my baby cope with it?

Is your new born crying inconsolably even though he is not hungry, wet or frightened? Do not panic. It could be colic that is making him cry excessively. Discuss with your Doctor to confirm the same. Read below to know what colic is and how to cope with it.


Is it colic?
Is your baby crying for more than three hours in a row on three or more days a week for at least three weeks? Then, the chances are that he is colic. Uncontrollable crying of an otherwise healthy baby due to painful gas production and release is colic. Do not worry. It is not any long term disease, but just a condition to be managed well by the parents as you and your baby are going through it. Colic shows up often in babies who are two or three weeks old until they are five months old. The baby usually cries at the same time of the day, frequently in the late afternoon or early evening hours. You may also observe an enlarged belly or notice him passing gas as he cries. Colic peaks at the sixth week and significantly improves by the third or fourth month of birth. Yes! It is quite long, but learn a few techniques to comfort your baby.