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My daughter was colicky for the first 16 weeks of her life. Colic is awful, plain and simple, and there were many things people said to me during this difficult time that weren't particularly helpful. If you know someone with a colicky baby, avoid the following remarks -- they don't help anyone.
1. My baby cries too, and it's so hard. I'm really sorry your baby cries. It sucks. No parent wants to see his or her innocent, helpless infant cry out. However, there's a very big difference between normal crying and colic. When my baby cried, she didn't stop. Things like swaddling and white noise helped temporarily, but the colic persisted. She didn't just have a few bad…
My daughter was colicky for the first 16 weeks of her life. Colic is awful, plain and simple, and there were many things people said to me during this difficult time that weren't particularly helpful.
Drawing on the latest medical research, Survivor's Guide to Colic gives you the information you need about powerful settling techniques as well as your options to address the underlying cause/s of colic.
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First, if your baby is not hungry, don't try to continue the feeding. Instead, try to console your little one — you won't be "spoiling" the baby with your attention. You can also: •Walk with your baby or sit in a rocking chair, trying various positions. •Try burping your baby more often during feedings. •Place your baby across your lap on his or her belly and rub your baby's back. •Put your baby in a swing or vibrating seat. The motion may have a soothing effect...
Decent resource for that colicky baby.
Colic improves on its own, often by age 3 months. Unfortunately, there are no proven treatments that consistently help every baby.
It is also important to remember that not all fussy babies suffer from colic. Most infants normally cry two to three hours per day, but this is usually spread out during the 24-hour period.
About 1 in 5 babies cry long enough to be considered colicky. The timing varies, but colic usually affects babies beginning at about 3 weeks of age. It peaks somewhere between 4-6 weeks of age. The crying associated with colic usually occurs at the end of the day.
Colic is the medical term for excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed. It is a common yet poorly understood condition, affecting up to one in five babies.
Baby colic can cause considerable distress for parents and paediatricians. Despite 40 years of research, its pathogenesis is incompletely understood and treatment remains an open issue.
The goals of treatment for colic are to decrease the infant's crying, help your family cope, and prevent long-term difficulties in your family's relationships.
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