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How Long Does Baby Colic Last For?

How Long Does Baby Colic Last For? Approximately 15% of newborns are born with colic every year — a condition diagnosed when a baby cries for more than 3 hours a day. Considering all things, it's hard to believe that more colicky newborns parents are not institutionalised every year! I know it almost sent me over the edge! The subject of colic, its causes and cures, for ages has flummoxed parents and health care providers.

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What Foods Cause Colic In Breastfed Babies?

What Foods Cause Colic In Breastfed Babies?

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.

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What Does Postpartum Depression Feel Like?

What Does Postpartum Depression Feel Like? In most cases, the birth of a child will spark joyful and positive emotions, but this isn’t always the case. With such a wave of hormones, sometimes childbirth can trigger a period of sadness and depression that is referred to as postpartum depression. It’s important to remember that this is normal and won’t last forever. In this blog, we’ll cover all you need to know about postpartum depression, including the symptoms to look for and what you can do to overcome it.

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My Baby Cries After Feeding: What's Wrong?

My Baby Cries After Feeding: What's Wrong? Most mothers quickly develop a bag of tricks soon after birth to soothe their crying baby, checking for dirty nappies, making sure their baby isn’t still hungry, isn’t tired and cranky or if you’re anything like me, making sure all itchy labels are removed from clothing and that no clothing is uncomfortably tight or irritating. But sometimes you can go through all of this and more and your baby is STILL crying. So, what do you do? 

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