Coping With Colic: What You Need To Know
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Coping with a distressed baby is something that every parent has endured at one point or another. But, no matter how often it happens, it doesn’t make the experience any more pleasant or easy to experience.
After all, no one likes to see their little one feeling poorly.
Characterised by excessive crying, medically diagnosed colic can be a particularly difficult experience for both parent and baby to encounter.
Keep reading to explore the common signs of medically diagnosed colic and how you may help to relieve them.
But, keep in mind that infant colic must be diagnosed by a health professional. If you have any concerns about your child health, take them to see your friendly GP.
Colic is defined as excessive, frequent crying in a baby that is otherwise healthy and well-fed. It affects approximately one in five babies but its causes remain unknown (1).
Although the cause of colic is shrouded in medical mystery, there are a few common signs and symptoms. If your baby is experiencing colic they may:
Sometimes colicky babies bring their legs up to their chests.
The important thing to remember with colic, is that it usually subsides on its own after a few weeks. But in the meantime, life with a colicky baby may be difficult for all involved. These tips may help you to manage your little one’s discomfort when they are experiencing colic.
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