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Infant Colic? - Some common FAQs
  What is colic actually?
  How to recognize a colicky baby?
  What colic is and what it is not?
  The Probable and Possible causes
  What you can do for your colicky baby?
  Good to know about infant colic

What is colic actually?

One expert opinion seems to sum colic up rather well: since colic represents a pattern of behavior and not a disease, a baby cannot be 'diagnosed' with colic. Having said that, colic tends to set in when a baby is about 2 weeks old but is known to start from birth in some babies and goes away completely when baby is about 3 months old but can linger on until six months in some cases. Colic as we know it is painful intestinal contractions causing long bouts of crying and gas. Infants are usually irritable and fussy. To date, there is no cure for it.

Colic can occur at any part of the day but seems most common in the late afternoon continuing till midnight. The crying is distinctive - a high-pitched squeal which is sometimes accompanied by baby drawing up his legs and turning red in the face. The cries do subside but only to start again.


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