Before identifying colic condition in newborns, first understand what exactly colic is. Colic is a condition that affects infants; baby keeps on crying for long hours in this condition. Usually this crying session goes on for more than three hours a day throughout a week. Though it is a harmless behavior, parents and other family members generally get disturbed due to distressed sleep. Even a well-fed baby can keep on crying. Both infant girls and boys are equally affected by this condition. Out of 100, almost 20% new-borns get affected by colic.
Causes and Symptoms of Baby Colic
Colicky condition typically starts between the 3rd and 6th week after
delivery; it may persist till the baby is three months old. In case baby
colic continues for more than the mentioned period, it can be some other
health problem. However, there is no evident cause behind this
condition. Some of the conventional reasons are change of place, stomach
ache, sensitive to some food, etc. Colic is also ascribed to abdominal
pain owing to trapped gas in the digestive tract. Some common symptoms
of colicky baby are crying, refusal to eat, fussy and moody behavior,
lack of energy, uncomfortable pain, required to be cuddled all time and
at times, vomiting.
How to Deal with Infant Colic
Here are given some measures to stop this condition: