Having a baby who is struggling with colic can be a very overwhelming experience. Colic occurs in babies younger than 5 months and results in uncontrollable crying for more than three hours often at the same time of the day.
Doctors aren’t exactly sure on what causes colic, but some explanations for the condition include that colic is a physical release for sensitive babies, and that it is caused by an imbalance of healthy bacteria in the intestines. Babies born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy have a higher risk of colic.
Colic tends to start when babies are 6 weeks old and fizzles out at 3 to 4 months old, so there is light at the end of an often stressful tunnel for both babies and parents.
If your baby has colic, swaddling, warm baths and probiotics prescribed by a doctor could be of help. For more helpful tips, see this article from Baby Center.
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