“This too shall pass.”- Author Unknown
Colic is a condition that causes a baby to cry or scream for extended periods without any obvious reason. The condition usually presents itself in the first two weeks of life and goes away quite suddenly between 3 to 4 months.
It can however, last as long as 12 months. Colic can be distressing
for the both the baby and the parents.
Signs of colic include, inconsolable crying, predictable crying episodes and posture changes. Crying associated with colic is high pitched and intense and usually occurs around the same time every day. Episodes may last from a few minutes
to hours or longer. Your baby may curl up their legs and clench their fists.
The good news is that colic usually disappears just as suddenly as it began.
You should seek immediate medical attention if your baby’s crying may
be the result of an injury or fall.
Contact the doctor if you notice any changes in the baby’s sleeping, eating or behavior.
It is a good idea to keep a journal of when your baby cries and for how long.