Whether you have just brought your bundle of joy home from the hospital or you have gotten in the swing of things when it comes to parenting, there are still some challenges you'll face when it comes to your baby's health. According to research, one in five infants will experience colic during the first few months of their life. It is believed the crying is the response to pain or discomfort in the abdomen. If your baby is still fussy after being fed, changed or cuddled, this could be an indication of colic. Here are some symptoms to look out for.
Crying For No Discernable Reason
Colic is frustrating for parents because it seems like the baby is crying for no discernable reason. If your infant has had a warm bath, been fed, and burped and had their diaper changed but is still unsatisfied, colic could be the reason. According to experts, colic could start when a baby is around six weeks old but normally ends by the time the infant is three to four months old. It's important to pay attention to the time of day the baby starts crying. For instance, if your infant gets very fussy after meal time, they could have a food intolerance or underdeveloped digestive system. But if there is still seemingly no cause, colic is a probable culprit.
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