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
 Pediatrician

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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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