Colic, it affects about one in five babies, yet it is still poorly understood. If you have an otherwise healthy, well-fed baby that is experiencing unexplained episodes of crying that lasts for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week for three weeks than they may be suffering from colic.
While crying is normal, this type of excessive crying is not. Other signs of colic include pulling up of their legs to their tummy and arching their back and crying mostly in the late afternoon or evening.
Here are some recommended tips that you can try to soothe your baby’s discomfort (be prepared though as these may work one day but not the next):
•• Feed on demand.
•• Burp baby well after every feed.
•• Massage baby’s tummy with clockwise movements.
•• Provide items to suck on.
Baby’s comfort is important but always remember, looking after your own well-being is also a vital part of coping with colic.
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