Colic behavior

If you’re breastfeeding, monitor what you’re eating. Certain foods like dairy, caffeine & chocolate can cause colicky behavior. source

Identifying colic

Generally, an infant cries when he/she is hungry or unable to sleep. However, if the baby cries for longer hours continuously, probably he/she is suffering from some ailment.

One of the most common health problems suffered by babies is colic.

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How often does your newborn cry?

Does your newborn cry more than three hours a day? Does this constant crying occur at least three days a week, maybe more? If so, your infant may be one of the 20% of infants with something called colic.

Colic is defined as the uncontrollable, extended crying in an otherwise healthy baby. Colic generally starts around two weeks of age and can last up to three months, sometimes longer.

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Colic Tips

Research shows that babies who are held or carried more (both during the colic spells and at other times) are definitely less susceptible to colic.

Truth about colic

Colic is simply crying that goes on and on and does not seem to have a cause.  Colic is traditionally defined as 3 hours or more of daily crying, at least three times a week. 20% of babies are diagnosed with colic.