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What are the symptoms of colic?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Standard Definition: Early on, researchers came up with a standard description to bring some uniformity in assessment & proposed treatments. The rule of 3's describes crying for at least 3 hrs/day;3days/wk in the first 3 months of life. It implys crying when no physical need (feeding) & no medical illness (reflux, ear infection, uti) were detected of thorough evaluation. It often occurred more in the afternoons.
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Crying...: Uncontrollably and repeatedly, often at the same time of day, and for no apparent reason. It can look like there's a lot of pain, even if there isn't. If you have found a reason for it, it's not called colic any more. When you find the reason, you deal with the reason; then the crying stops.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
A simple researchers definition:unexplained crying for 3hrs/d at least 3d/wk in the first 3 months of life.
Aug 3, 2012

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What is colic?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Extreme fussiness: This condition occurs when an otherwise healthy infant (less than 3 months) screams for an unknown reason. It can be frustrating to parents because it is very difficult to soothe them. The good news is it peaks at 6-8 weeks and generally is gone by 3-4 months. It is not dangerous to a baby and does not predict anything about the future health of that child.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of colic and what can be done for it?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Dr. Morris Wessel: An infant with colic as "one who, otherwise healthy and well-fed, had paroxysms of irritability, fussing, or crying lasting for a total of three hours a day and occurring on more than three days in any one week for a period of three weeks. Do not overfeed avoid juices the baby try walking the baby some babies seem to be soothed by rhythmic, steady movements, like rocking gently or by sounds.Tlc.
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