Your baby cries for three hours a day, often simultaneously, in late afternoon or early night, and agitated in every direction? He may suffer from colic, a source of discomfort for him and worry for his parents, because it is impossible to calm. The toddler then feels the anxiety and distress of his mother and cried even louder. So how to identify colic and calm?
Benign but frequent
Infant Colic usually occurs at the end of the first month and last about three months, then gradually subside. “Contrary to popular belief, they have nothing to do with digestive problems or colon and have no known cause to date,” said Dr. Alain Bocquet, a pediatrician a member of the French Association of Ambulatory Pediatrics .
Colic is not the physical disorders or diseases. Some U.S. experts define colic as crying child continuously for more than three hours a day. The crying is not because you’re hungry, have wet diapers or other visible causes. The baby just will not calm with nothing.
A colicky baby can have a good appetite and healthy suckling reflex. Sick babies may have colic but will not have the same force of sucking reflex and they also drink small amounts of milk. A colicky baby likes to hug and cuddle him. While sick babies, apparently “sore”, prefer to have little contact despite their qualms. Creatures with colic may occasionally regurgitate, but if your baby is vomiting is desirable that you go to your doctor.
Doctors think that cramps are not caused by an allergy to milk. Babies who are breastfed also may suffer from colic. Actually it is not known if the fumes produce colic can be difficult to say whether it was first the gas or colic. A colicky baby can swallow air while crying and not necessarily while feeding. The anti-gas drops do not provide effective treatment.
Colic depend on baby’s temperament. There are some suggestions to prevent your baby suffering from colic. First, make sure the child is not hungry. Immediately continue comforting. Walk with your child in his arms swinging. Put it on your lap face down and rub his back. Swing it with care. The move could ease the effects. Take breaks and let another adult in charge of caring for a while. If the crying continues, drive your car. The vibrations and vehicle movement generally calms the baby.