Colicky Baby: How To Deal

A colicky baby can bring fear to a new mother. Reading this article you will prepare you to help yourself as a mother when your baby gets colicky.

You have become a mother to a precious little child and you just have become settled: you realize that your baby cries over a long period of time, for no particular reason.

The crying has worn you down as well to the point where you feel like crying also. The definition of Colic is this: Colic is not a physical disorder or disease. The definition is as three or more hours a day of continued crying. The crying is not due to hunger, a wet diaper, or other visible causes, and the child cannot be calmed down. Although, A baby's fussiness may not be colic at all. The first thing to do is look for signs of illness. Colicky babies have a healthy sucking reflex and a good appetite.

Sick babies may appear colicky but won't have the same strong sucking reflex, and they'll also drink less milk. Colicky babies like to be cuddled and handled. Sick babies appear "sore," because they don't like to be handled despite their fussiness. Colicky babies may spit up from time to time, but if your baby is actually vomiting, you should call the doctor. True vomiting is not a sign of colic. colic is rarely, if ever, caused by a milk allergy.

After all, breast-fed babies also get colic. They also believe that colic is not caused by gas. It may be hard to tell which came first, the gas or the colic, but they suggest that more often than not, a colicky baby has developed gas by swallowing too much air during crying spells. They add that prescribing anti-gas drops has not proven to be a very effective way to treat colic. Many doctors think that colic is due to the baby's own temperament. Some babies just take a little bit longer to get adjusted to the world, or a day and night cycle. This is perfectly normal, and the colic will go away.

There are some things you can do for your colicky baby that may make life easier for both of you during those crying spells. First, make sure your baby is not hungry. If he isn't, don't continue trying to feed him. Instead, try to console him.

Walk with your baby or rock him.

Place him across your lap on his belly and rub his back.

Put him in a swing. The motion may have a soothing effect.

Take breaks and let another adult care for your baby for a while.

If all else fails, put him in the car and go for a ride. Somehow the vibration and movement of the car generally calm a baby.

Try to relax yourself as well as your baby. Go get a massage if possible, or have a quiet time to yourself when possible.

I hope that this article helped you understand a little better. Thank you for reading and go get some rest!

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