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Colic Symptoms By Sex
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Stressful Time: This is a very stressful time for your family. Colicky babies demand constant attention. You are sleep deprived already, then on top of that, you have the constant needs of this child. Walking in a sling is super helpful. Consider "baby wearing" as much as possible, not just you but dad and other family members. Never shake the baby, you can always set her down and let her cry, take a break! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Crying after feeds: Colic typically occurs in healthy infants, starts around 3 weeks of age, happens after feeds and is usually in the evening, when parents tend to be the most tired! babies cry unconsolably, their tummies grumble and appear distended, they may pass gas as they cry, they pull their legs up and clench their fists. Take turns with your partner so you can get some respite. Always consult your docotr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Only to make sure that it is, in fact, colic, and not a more serious condition such as reflux ("baby heartburn"). Colic is crying for no apparent reason; if a reason exists and needs to be treated, then it isn't colic. In my experience, colic can almost always be treated by taking a car ride with the baby (properly restrained in an appropriate car seat, of course). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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