Colic is the name for excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy. It's a common problem that affects up to one in five babies. Colic is when an infant cries more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks.
HOW IS COLIC DIAGNOSED?
Paediatricians may diagnose colic based on symptoms and physical examination of the baby. In the case of colic in adults, caused by kidney stones or gallstones, diagnosis is made through imaging tests like CT scan or Ultrasound or MRI.
HOW IS COLIC TREATED?
Colic improves on its own, often from 3 months of age. Unfortunately, there are no proven treatments that consistently help every baby. Treatments that have been tried include medications for gas relief and probiotics that help maintain the natural balance of ""good"" bacteria in the digestive tract.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is important to remember that not all fussy babies suffer from colic