If you are reading this post, chances are your baby has colic. Relax! This is a common condition that isn’t serious and usually goes away on its own or with some simple treatments. Keep reading to find out more about colic and what you can do to help soothe your newborn’s pain.
First let’s talk a little bit about what colic is: Colicky babies have excessive crying, irritability, and stomach pains for three hours or more per day for at least one week in a row. In most cases the symptoms of colicky infants will decrease over time without any treatment; however some babies may need medication or other interventions to provide relief from their symptoms.
Some signs of colic include: an infant who cries for long periods, is very irritable or difficult to comfort, and has abdominal pain. If you suspect your baby may have colic consult a medical professional.
There are several home remedies that can help reduce the symptoms of this condition. Some parents find relief by holding their baby in an upright position with arms wrapped around them and patting on their back while making shushing noises; others use gentle rocking motions combined with swaddling (wrapping) the child tightly. If these techniques do not work it’s important to contact a doctor about medication options as well as other treatments such as acupuncture or chiropractics.
The colic that is experienced by a newborn typically ends around the three-month mark.
The colic that babies experience will usually end by their third month at the latest.
This can make for some long nights, but it won’t last forever!(colon) The first few months with your new arrival are certainly stressful and difficult, but you’ll get through it together. (paragraph break) Remember to take care of yourself too so you don’t burn out before baby’s six-months birthday party.(end sentence)
Colic occurs because an infant has difficulty passing gas; however they may be able to pass gas while being held upright or on their stomachs if they’re in distress.
Oftentimes, colic is the result of an infant’s gas not being able to be expelled while they are lying down or in a swing; this causes discomfort and pain for the baby.(paragraph break)
This condition can also occur because a child has food allergies that lead to stomach upset. (end sentence)
Keep track of what seems to help your newborn when experiencing colic symptoms so you can try different strategies during future episodes. You may find that one particular position alleviates their crying more than others- such as holding them upright with your hand on their lower back.(start new paragraph) If cold air helps, then keep some ice packs nearby and turn up the AC!
Do not panic. The first few days of colicky babies can be difficult, but they will get better with time. It’s normal to worry about your baby being in pain and it may seem like there is nothing you can do except for hold onto them until the crying stops, but there are some things that parents say have helped soothe their howling bundle:
Swaddling and holding a warm bottle against their chest (some moms report success by using breast milk) – Cuddles while feeding or rocking – Singing softly into their ear or gently rubbing the soles of his feet together on a blanket over your lap Black & White Panda Coloring Pages PDF File Download Free from site activity stream.