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Excessive crying – A sign of Colic

Excessive crying – A sign of Colic

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Babies cry. That''s how they tell you about their hunger, pain, fear, a need to sleep and so much more. But has it ever happened that your little one starts crying and no matter what you do, she just won’t calm down? If this behaviour has become the norm, say for more than 3 hours a day, happening 3 days in a week for 3 weeks, she may be suffering from colic.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Know more about colic

Colic is one of the main reasons behind a baby’s discomfort. Its peak incidence is at 6 weeks of age and affects almost 40% of babies. Your baby may be suffering from colic if she is:

  • Unable to digest lactose
  • Unable to digest the protein in food
  • Develops cow’s milk protein intolerance
  • Troubled by constipation
  • Spitting-up regularly
  • Gassy

Taking the following precautions during feeding would help you comfort your little one and prevent colic:

  • Always observe her closely and take hints from her behaviour. It means checking if she appears comfortable, feeds well or not or if she is behaving in a cranky or irritated manner
  • Feed her in the right posture to avoid indigestion
  • Hold her in the right position to calm her down

Know when to consult your doctor

Staying close to your baby helps build an emotional bond, which will help you know the cause of your baby’s uneasiness. In case you are unable to identify any specific reason for her constant crying, don’t panic but consult your doctor to know more.

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