Colic In Newborns
- April 30, 2013
- by Melissa Lawrence
Several moms have written in asking me to do a show on colic. Colic is a tricky thing. You’ll often hear that doctors don’t really know why colic occurs. You might even see the joke that colic is a five letter word for “I don’t know.” Seriously! Although none of my babies had colic, I’ve done some research and compared what some of the authorities say on this condition and I walk you guys through all this in this vlog. Believe it or not, nearly 20% of babies suffer from colic! Ouch!
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Symptoms of Colic
In this show, I talk about some basics when it comes to colic, such as what are the symptoms of colic, when does colic occur and for how long does it last in a baby’s life, and what are the known (or suspected) causes of colic. Colic symptoms include uncontrollable crying in an otherwise healthy baby for more than three hours in a row, on more than three days a week for at least three weeks. Often, a colicky baby will really start to get uncomfortable and cry in the late afternoon to early evening, not super timing because guess who else is also worn out by that point in the day — Mommy!
Did your baby experience colic? Share below, I would love to hear about what you went through. Also check out my show on remedies for colic and let me know whether you came up with some colic remedies that helped you.
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