Posts tagged "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.
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.
When your baby is crying excessively and making more of a fuss than normal, this can be distressing for parents and is a potential sign of Colic. Let’s take a look at what to do if you are worried that your little one is troubled with this affliction.