Posts tagged "Baby Colic"
Colic in babies is something of a mystery. No-one is quite sure of what it is, yet we all know that it’s unpleasant. If you’ve got an otherwise healthy baby that suddenly and routinely seems to suffer from intense pain or discomfort without any obvious cause, it could be colic. While it’s not fully understood, we do know that it affects the baby’s stomach. As such, connections have been made between the foods that the mother eats (if breastfeeding) and the presence of colic.
Although it’s natural for babies to cry, intense or prolonged crying can be distressing for everyone. If you’ve ruled out more urgent medical problems and day-to-day triggers, you may find that your baby is distressed because of common issues, such as wind / gas, reflux or colic. Read our top tips on how you can keep yourself calm while trying to solve the problem.
Colic and Reflux can be hard to detect, but there are things which can help to relieve the problem for some babies, with a little trial and error. The mental impact of caring for a baby with colic can be considerable, and it's important that new parents are able to access great support mechanisms during what can be an intensely stressful time.
Lip tie is when the piece of muscleless tissue that binds the upper lip to the upper gum limits the movement of the mouth because it is too close, too thick, or both. Read our guide on what causes lip tie and what to do if your baby has it.