Colic: When babies don’t stop crying

Colic: When babies don’t stop crying

Colic is when a healthy baby cries for a very long time for no obvious reason. It is common uncontrollable distress in a healthy baby during the first 6 weeks of life and affects 10 – 40% of all babies worldwide. 

What is colic?
Colic usually starts a few weeks after birth and tends to peak around 6 weeks. Between months 3 – 4, it usually improves significantly. Your baby may have colic if they cry more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for at least 1 week.

Although colic isn’t a disease, it can be a huge burden to you and your partner. 

What are the signs of colic?

What causes colic?
Colic is a bit of a mystery, and there is no sure answer about the cause. Possible explanations are:

What to do?
Talk with your pediatrician about your baby’s crying. Diagnosable causes, like intestinal problems or urinary infections, can be ruled out through health examination. 

Tips for coping with colic:

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