Colic

If your baby is irritable and inconsolable (does not quiet even for a second no matter what you try) and this last for two hours or more please call our office. This may be a sign of serious illness.

All newborn infants cry a certain number of hours each day for no particular reason. Some reasons for crying include hunger, excess gas, overfeeding, need for diaper change, over stimulation, and excessive anxiety in caregivers.

Colic usually begins between the second and fourth weeks of life and lasts three to four months. A baby with colic may cry intermittently for several hours each evening. There is no cure for colic but remember it won’t last forever and it is OK if you have made sure there is no other reason for your baby to be crying to just let him cry. You should only worry if he is truly inconsolable.

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