Baby Colic

About- Baby colic, also known as infantile colic, is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in an otherwise healthy child.

Symptoms-  
 Baby cries as if they are in pain
 Cry with clenched fists, stiff limbs, and a tight stomach
 Episodes of crying at least three hours a day and more than three days per week
 Sudden onset of excessive, stop/start crying
 
Causes-
The exact cause of colic is unknown. The possible trigger may be
 Hunger
 Infection – for example, middle ear infections or urinary tract infections
 A hernia such as an inguinal hernia or umbilical hernias
 Acid reflux
 Neurological Problem
 Presence of cow’s milk proteins in breast milk
 Diaper rash 
 Poor burping skills
 Overfeeding the baby
 Premature birth
 Smoking during pregnancy
 Oversensitivity or overstimulation by light, noise, etc.
 A moody baby
 
Specialist to Visit
 Paediatrician

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.motherandbaby.co.uk
https://raisingchildren.net.au
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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