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PostHeaderIcon Tell the difference between the signs of colic

Colic is a general condition in many newborn babies. The baby cry for long periods of time (3-5 hours without stopping, more than 3 times a week for over a month) and repeatedly. It can be frustrating for parents to deal with this type of behavior and it is also exhausting for the baby itself.

First of all parents and caregivers of infant babies that cry need to tell the difference between the reasons for the baby crying and find out whether it is crying due to colic pain, which can be simple or cruel. Secondly, they need to be aware that colic is common and is not a disorder – even though there is no absolute solution to the problem for colic, there are different techniques that have proven effective in calming crying babies and giving parents of newborns the tranquillity they need.

Babies may cry because of hunger, sleeplessness or having their clothes being too tight – First, find out why the child is crying:

  • Check for signs of irritability and redness to the cheeks due to excessive crying for more than 3 hours daily with the legs folding up to the abdomen, since colic is stomach pain and discomfort essentially and these are common signs of colic episodes.
  • Difficulty passing stools.
  • Some babies with severe colic may thrash about as muscles spasms occur or there may be a distention in the intestines.
  • If occurring within 2-3 weeks of the child’s birth, the severe abdominal pain accompanied by excessive crying is known as colic; it occurs recurrently in spasms and stomach pain is frequent with the baby becoming hypertonic and showing alternating body postures. Theses may involve contractions, sudden stretching of limbs or even stiffening in a spastic posture while turning red due to the crying and parents need to be alert about these signs of colic.
  • Sometimes, signs that are indications of colic, if persistent, may be symptoms of a more serious digestive tract problem, so observant parents can convey these signs to the doctor for expert advice if all home remedies fail.

Medical research has given us many different theories as to why colic happens. From an inexperienced digestive system that a child has that is not used to processing food outside mother’s womb to environmental factors like lactose intolerance to powder or cow’s milk. Also nursing mother consuming allergen/chemical containing food products not appropriate to baby’s hypersensitive digestive area to even insufficient burping or gas build-up due to eating cruciferous foods or caffeine products by mother.

It is certain that colic is painful for both child and parents and therefore these steps are good to reduce the many sources of colic in the baby to bring down the statistics of 1 in every 10 infants suffering it: Burp babies to one’s satisfaction during and after meals, rock or walk with the baby to calm it, play easy music to calm the baby or give it a pacifier. Even a warm castor oil massage on the tummy or rubbing the baby’s tummy and back to stimulate bowel movement and reduce bloating will give comfort to the colicky baby. – Remember, all these steps help baby to pass gas and stool, which is the best way to give relaxation from stomach pain due to colic.

 

 

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