What causes infantile colic?
The cause of colic is largely unknown.
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Infantile colic is described as excessive crying by an otherwise well baby. Colic involves periods of crying and irritability that are unexplained and at which time the baby is difficult to soothe. Colic is diagnosed when crying occurs for more than three hours per …
Infantile colic can be recognised by symptoms including: prolonged crying when the baby is otherwise healthy; a clear beginning and end to the crying; crying in the late afternoon or early evening; bending of legs or clenching of fists; a bulging …
Infantile colic is a common condition affecting about in every three babies. Both boys and girls can develop colic. Bottle-fed and breastfed babies both have colic.
Your doctor will diagnose infantile colic after they have conducted a physical examination of your baby and carried out any other tests required to rule out other causes of excessive crying.
There are no specific treatments for colic, but there are management techniques to reduce your infant's crying and help parents cope. Your doctor may suggest that you try to ensure that your baby is not hungry, be gentle and avoid startling your baby, …
There is no cure for colic. It will generally clear on its own after your baby reaches about four months of age.
It is a very common condition that affects about one in three babies and usually affects babies that are 2-16 weeks old.